Five-film ‘Fan­tas­tic Beasts’ feast for Pot­ter fans

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LON­DON: A planned tril­ogy of films based on JK Rowl­ing’s book Fan­tas­tic Beasts and Where to Find Them will now be turned into five films, the Harry Pot­ter au­thor said this week.

“We al­ways knew that it was go­ing to be more than one movie,” Rowl­ing, 51, said. “I’ve now done the plot­ting prop­erly, so we’re pretty sure it’s go­ing to be five movies.”

The first of the fan­tasy spin-off films will pre­miere in Novem­ber and the lead char­ac­ter – wiz­ard Newt Sca­man­der – will be played by Ed­die Red­mayne.

The film, di­rected by David Yates, will also star Kather­ine Water­ston, Colin Far­rell and Jon Voight. – ANA-dpa

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