After months of rumors, Warner Bros. finally confirmed on Monday that Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) will play the lead role of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beast and Where to Find them.
Newt Scamander, is a magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to him writing the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
“Eddie is a fearless actor, brimming with invention, wit and humanity. I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of working with him as we start this new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s wonderful world, and I know she feels the same way.” Said David Yates, the directer of the last four Harry Potter films.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.