Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an upcoming British-American fantasy drama film inspired by the book of the same name by J. K. Rowling. A spin-off of the Harry Potter film series and directed by David Yates, the film was written by Rowling as her screenwriting debut. Rowling produced the film alongside David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram.
The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight and Ron Perlman. Principal photography commenced on 17 August 2015, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled to be released on 18 November 2016 in the United States in the 3D and IMAX 4K Laser format.