WHO’S IN IT?
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), Dan Fogler (Good Luck Chuck), Alison Sudol (Dig), Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Samantha Morton (In America), Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy), Josh Cowdery (Jonas), Faith Wood-Blagrove (film debut), Jenn Murray (Brooklyn), Gemma Chan (Submarine), Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), director; J.K. Rowling (film debut), writer, producer; David Heyman (Paddington), Steve Kloves (film debut) and Lionel Wigram (Sherlock Holmes), producers; James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games), composer; Philippe Rousselot (The Nice Guys), cinematographer; Mark Day (Ex Machina), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1920s New York, an English wizard named Newt Scamander (Redmayne) arrives carrying a suitcase that contains countless amounts of mystical creatures. When the case is accidentally opened, and the creatures set loose upon the city, it’s up to Scamander and his new friends, including witch Tina (Waterston) and Muggle/No-Maj Jacob (Fogler), to retrieve them before there are irreversible consequences, which could lead to an all-out war between the hostile magical and non-magical communities…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
J.K. Rowling invites us to experience a whole new part of the wizarding world that had previously been left untouched, taking us back to a time before Harry Potter even existed and showing how the magic extends to the United States.