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'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is Now Filming in London

Filming is now underway on set of the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 

The highly-anticipated new movie, written by the creator of Harry Potter J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, is now filming in England. Principal Photography has started on Warner Bros. Pictures new movie 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The new movie is set in the world fir created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter series, which were previously adapted into one of the highest-grossing film franchises in history. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Filming first started on August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” feature films. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them features Academy Award winning actor, Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world's leading magizoologist, who stops in New York after traveling the world to find and document magical creatures. Harry Potter Featureflash / Shutterstock.com “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob; Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as Graves. This will be J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut. The movie is produced by David Heyman, the producer of all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter features. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on November 18, 2016.