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Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts'

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 00:37

Eddie Redmayne is cast in ''Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,'' a spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise. Bob Mezan reports.

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Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been cast in a new film based on Harry Potter's wizard universe. Redmayne has signed to star as the lead role Newt Scamander, in the film version of J.K. Rowling's 2001 book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The story is set decades before the adventures of Harry Potter and follows Scamander, a man who studies unique creatures and ultimately writes one of the textbooks Harry Potter studies in school. The film is slated to be released in 3D in November 2016.

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Eddie Redmayne to star in Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts'

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 00:37