Meet the cast of J.K. Rowling's new sequel, which finds Dumbledore and Scamander facing off against Johnny Depp.
Just in case anyone was holding out hope that Eddie Redmayne might be a potential contender for the next Bond, the actor has ruled himself out. Poll: Who should be the next James Bond? Redmayne declared, “I definitely will not be playing James Bond.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is in UK cinemas this week but while fans generally seem to be on board with the film, opinion remains over one of its newest additions. It’s been confirmed that Depp will have a bigger part to play in the sequel (and possibly beyond) but after his very public marital exploits with Amber Heard and the accusations that he is domestically abusive, opinion on the actor is now split. The film’s producer David Heyman is delighted with Depp’s addition to the extended universe, as is ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ screenwriter J.K. Rowling.
If Hogwarts Houses were Beatles members, Gryffindor and Slytherin would be John and Paul (we’ll leave it to you decide which is which), while Ravenclaw would be moody George, which makes Hufflepuff the Ringo of the school’s own Fab Four.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is arguably one of the most anticipated movies of 2016, and just a few days before release the first reviews are in. Fans have been getting pretty worked up for the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off, especially since J.K. Rowling has written the screenplay (for the first time, no less). David Yates, helmer of several previous Potter adventures, is on directing duties and has just been confirmed to be in charge of all five movies in the new franchise.
With ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in cinemas this month, the anticipation for the ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off couldn’t be higher. Naturally its star, Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, felt the pressure to make a great film after the enormous success of the Potter franchise but was always likely to rise to the occasion. It’s an interesting response that not only tries to take the focus off him but also brings characters Porpentina Goldstein, Queenie Goldstein, and Jacob Kowalski into the picture.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is coming to cinemas this month and already there’s plenty of talk surrounding its sequel. This month’s Empire is dedicated to the J.K. Rowling-written movie and reveals some interesting detailed about what fans could see in the second film. “What we do know is that the already-underway sequel will travel to Paris,” it states.
‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is very much an ancillary text in the ‘Harry Potter’ canon. So the yesterday’s news that five films based on the book are being planned in a new franchise has taken aback some fans of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. – Gwyneth Paltrow’s dad told her fame was turning her into an ‘a**hole’ – Hanks attacks Donald Trump over ‘locker room’ comments – Decoding the new Rogue One poster However, the writer has taken to Twitter to calm fears, and of course, it’s worth noting that she will be writing all of them. ...
There’s not long to wait until ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ hits cinemas, but now we’ve had a better glimpse at the creatures causing all the fuss. Warner Bros. have released a few new TV spots that give us a look at the so-called fantastic beasts themselves, as they inevitably escape the clutches of Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) and cause havoc in 1920s New York. In the first 30-second peek, we’re introduced to Scamander as he arrives in NYC and we see the CGI monsters escaping his luggage.
It’s a delicate subject to debate, but the idea of non-transgender actors playing the roles of transgender characters has seen Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer’s new movie ‘Anything’ come under fire, and it needs to be talked about. The movie was recently heavily criticised as online movie fans and members of the LGBT community voiced their outrage over Bomer’s casting as a transgender sex worker, with calls for the part to be recast with a transgendered actor. The actor went on to say that it was he who actually secured Bomer the role and also asked people to show a bit of compassion, which probably wasn’t the best request to an LGBT community who already feel marginalised, and are now being asked to be understanding by the ones at the centre of the problem.
Unlike the eight Harry Potter movies, there is no preexisting novel that introduces the new wizards and No-Majs (that’s Muggles to Potterheads) who inhabit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set in 1920s New York, the movie will focus on Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a wizard who accidentally sets the title beasts loose and wreaks havoc in the magical world of the United States.
The second trailer for the hotly-anticipated Harry Potter spin-off ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ has arrived. As it explains, despite being championed by his teacher Albus Dumbledore (not yet headmaster) the Magizoologist Newt Scamander has arrived in 1920s New York after being expelled from Hogwarts for 'endangering human life’. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.
It’s that time of the year where films all over are hopeful of nabbing awards from various ceremonies, but none as big as the Oscars that’ll take place on 28 February.
Qatar has banned Eddie Redmayne’s new movie ‘The Danish Girl’ following online protests about the “depravity” of the film. The movie that tells the story of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe had already opened at a few cinemas in Qatar’s capital Doha before authorities demanded the film be pulled from theatres. One Qatar national tweeted: “I watched the trailer of the film and it should not be screened here.
Eddie Redmayne had a fellow Oscar winner at the helm of his new drama, The Danish Girl, in Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech). “I talked to Lana about Lili and she told me how important Man Into Woman, Lili’s book, was to her,” Redmayne told Yahoo Movies at the Toronto International Film Festival (watch above). “She talked to me at great length about [artist Gerda Wegener’s] paintings of Lili.
Nobody in showbiz quivers his or her lip quite like Eddie Redmayne. And in this first teaser trailer for the Harry Potter quasi-prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the 33-year-old actor has the quiver in full effect — and for good reason. Watch it above.
Harry Potter fans, today is your lucky day. The first trailer and poster for Potter prequel ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ have been released online.
Being an “overnight success” in Hollywood actually takes years of dedication. Actors work hard starting right at the bottom doing modelling, theatre work, and even music videos before they get their big breaks. Here’s some of the early jobs of Hollywood’s biggest stars that we’re sure they’d rather forget.
While the role Daniel Radcliffe played in the ‘Harry Potter franchise can surely never be equalled, that’s not stopped the 26-year-old revealing he’s envious of Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. “Oh f**k you, Eddie, in your brilliant costume,” he told NME.
There’s a bit of a storm brewing in the wizarding world of Harry Potter… Fans of the series have just discovered the new word for ‘muggle’ – the term J.K. Rowling invented to describe non-magic folk in her Harry Potter series – which will be used in the spin-off movie 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’. Muggles in 'Fantastic Beasts’, which is set in 1920s New York, will be called 'no-maj’ – as in 'no magic’. Twitter is now wallowing in disappointment over the too-literal-sounding term, many berating it for not being imaginative enough. The unpopular revelation came after the first images from the movie, starring Eddie Redmayne, were unveiled by Entertainment Weekly.
The early preview comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, whose new issue features star Eddie Redmayne in the cloak and three-piece wool suit that, with any luck, will become as iconic as Harry Potter’s Hogwarts robes. In Rowling’s more narrative adaptation of her own 2001 guide to the magical creatures within the hit book franchise, the Oscar-winning star of The Theory of Everything and buzzy contender The Danish Girl plays Newt Scamander, a “magizoologist.” The film is set in 1926 New York, where Scamander, a frequent world traveler, stops so that he can pay a visit to the Magical Congress of the United States of America. Joining Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts are Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler.
This is our very first glimpse of Harry Potter spin-off movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’. There’s no word on whether that will be happening, though it’s perhaps unlikely, as filming only began on the movie in August on the Warner Bros lot in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. The action centres around Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, the famed 'magizoologist’ as referred to in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding series, and is set many years prior to Harry and chums arriving at Hogwarts, Scamander’s alma mater.
Tom Hooper’s telling of real-life artist Lili Elbe and her pioneering role in the transgender movement is certainly a story worth telling. While Eddie Redmayne is getting a lot of attention, it’s worth noting that Alicia Vikander (also seen in this year’s “Ex Machina”) gives the strongest performance in the film. Fresh off of last year’s amazing “Frank” director Lenny Abrahamson is back with an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel (which she also scripted).
The Toronto International Film Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. With big names like Emily Blunt, Susan Sarandon, Tom Hardy, Elle Fanning and more confirmed to attend, this year’s TIFF is expected to be bigger than ever. Arguably one of the most buzzed about films of the fall, director Denis Villeneuve (“Prisoners,” “Enemy”) returns with “Sicario” and stars Emily Blunt as FBI agent Kate Macer who finds herself enlisted to assist in the operation in the war against drugs between U.S. and Mexico.
Eddie Redmayne is going to have another very busy winter. The 33-year-old British actor won the Oscar for Best Actor earlier this year for his all-in portrayal of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. And now, in the forthcoming The Danish Girl, he’s playing another trailblazer: Lili Elbe, a transgender woman who was one of the first publicly known recipients of gender-reassignment surgery. Alicia Vikander (Ex-Machina) co-stars in the film as Gerda Gottlieb, the famed painter who was married to Elbe before Elbe transitioned from man to woman.