FaN­tas­ticbeasts casts spell over paris

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PARIS: Harry Potter fans got their first look at the sec­ond

movie on Thurs­day at a world pre­miere in Paris—the set­ting for the lat­est wiz­ard­ing ad­ven­ture from British au­thor J.K. Rowl­ing.

Ed­die Red­mayne, who stars as mag­i­cal zool­o­gist Newt Sca­man­der, along with Jude Law in his first out­ing as a young ver­sion of Hog­warts School head­mas­ter Al­bus Dum­ble­dore, walked a red car­pet dec­o­rated with huge gold-coloured wands.

is the sec­ond of five planned movies set some 70 years be­fore Rowl­ing’s best-sell­ing books and movies, which are set in the Hog­warts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Red­mayne paid trib­ute to fans, say­ing their “en­ergy and en­thu­si­asm and pas­sion for this world (and) th­ese sto­ries is re­ally in­ter­est­ing. It’s re­ally heart­felt. It’s not just fa­nat­i­cal.”

“J.K. Rowl­ing, along with the es­capism and the magic, she also cre­ates sto­ries and char­ac­ters that are ap­peal­ing to peo­ple who maybe feel a lit­tle dis­en­fran­chised or on the out­skirts,” he said.

“Fan­tas­tic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindel­wald” starts its in­ter­na­tional movie roll­out on 14 Novem­ber.

Cast of the Fan­tas­tic Beasts

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