Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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29th June 2015


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

So seven books of Harry Potter were not enough for you? Do not worry!!  J.K. Rowling has the solution for you. Many of you must be already aware of the book but if not let me help you

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2001 book written by British author J. K. Rowling under the pseudonym of the fictional author Newton Scamander about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. It purports to be Harry Potter’s copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone /Sorcerer’s Stone, the first novel of the Harry Potter series.”


I don’t know what is it with J.K. Rowling and Pseudonyms. She has used so many that a separate book is required to keep track of just these names. Anyhow back to topic at hand……


“On September 12, 2013, Warner Bros. and Rowling announced they will be producing a film inspired by the book, being the first in a new trilogy. Rowling herself will be the screenwriter. She came up with a plan for a movie after Warner Bros. suggested the idea. The story will feature Newt Scamander as a main character and will be set in New York, 70 years before Harry’s story starts”


And now it is finally taking shape and even the characters have come into full mode as recently an extended cast list has been released as the movie is nearing its screening in November 18th 2016

“Katherine Waterston has been cast as witch Porpentina in the big screen adaptation of Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Inherent Vice actress will play the female lead alongside Eddie Redmayne as magizoologist Newt Scamander in the first of JK Rowling’s films not to be set in London or England.”

Ezra Miller is also reported to be in early talks to star in JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find .The We Need to Talk About Kevin actor is allegedly being lined up to play a male supporting lead in Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off. Reports suggest he will either play Kredan, a character with magical powers who encounters protagonist Newt Scamander when he stops in New York, or Jacob, a secondary lead to Redmayne.

Based on a 42-page textbook set for Hogwarts pupils and published in 2001, Fantastic Beasts follows the adventures of Scamander, who dedicates his life to the search for magical creatures in an “extension” of Potter’s fantastical world.”



More on the book on its goodreads page below

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Sources: Independent and Wikipedia