CONFIRMED: “Fantastic Beasts” Starts Filming Today
We previously reported on the rumors that principal photography would begin for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them spinoff film series today, and Warner Bros. stated “[they] could [neither] confirm nor deny” these rumors.
Today, those rumors are now confirmed; filming has definitely begun at Leavesden Studios in Watford, England.
Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne takes on the lead role of Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Porpentina (Tina) and Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie (the two of whom we just revealed are a distant relation to Ravenclaw Anthony Goldstein); Tony Award-winner Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell as Graves.
Are you excited for the news of filming? Let us know whom you are most excited to see in this new film series set in the magical world.
Fantastic Beasts will be released on November 18, 2016, in theaters worldwide in both IMAX and 3D.