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Hogwarts Is Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood! All the Details on the New Wizarding World of Harry Potter

2 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood! After much anticipation, Universal Studios Hollywood officially announced their very own "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is coming to the theme park in Spring 2016. Inspired by J.K. Rowling's beloved stories and characters, the new area of the park will brings guests the same authenticity and storytelling found at the Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Japan. In fact, from the moment muggles step inside, visitors will be swept into the themed land featuring the famous Hogwarts castle. Guests will also enjoy a restaurant appropriately titled Three Broomsticks, a pub called Hog's Head and carts that will sell "butterbeer." Can you we say, »

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Harry Potter’s ‘Wizarding World’ at Universal Studios Hollywood Features Park’s First Outdoor Coaster

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As part of Universal Studios’ already-announced plan to roll out the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at its Hollywood location, the theme park revealed plans on Tuesday to build its first outdoor roller coaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff.” In addition, the Hollywood theme park launching next spring will include the flight simulation attraction “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.” Unlike at Universal Studios Orlando, which debuted in 2010, guests will experience the simulation in 3D using Quidditch-inspired goggles. Also Read: J.K. Rowling Tears Into Westboro Baptist Church With Hilarious Tweet “Harry Potter is an exhilarating multi-generational global phenomenon that has captivated the world’s. »

- Kathy Zerbib

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Eddie Redmayne Officially Takes The Lead In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

3 hours ago | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The last we heard of Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them, Eddie Redmayne was being eyed to take the lead role of Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels encounters and documents a myriad of magical, which ultimately leads him to pen the titular Hogwarts text book. Now, it has been made official, with the announcement today that the actor, fresh off last years Oscar win for his role of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, will be joining the unique, magical world created by author J.K. Rowling, also on board for the project, making her debut as a screenwriter. David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, is back at the helm for the first of a planned trilogy, with the first instalment hitting our screens November 18 2016. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Eddie Redmayne Will Star in 3D 'Harry Potter' Prequel

5 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Eddie Redmayne is keeping busy since winning his Oscar for "The Theory of Everything." The Brit star has now been tapped by Warner Bros. to play Hogwarts alumnus Newt Scamander in the "Harry Potter" prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," to be released November 18, 2016 in 3D and IMAX. "Fantastic Beasts" will mark author J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut, and will be directed by David Yates, who helmed the last four "Potter" pictures. David Heyman, who oversaw the entirety of the eight-film franchise topped by "Deathly Hallows - Part 2" in 2011, will produce this prequel set 70 years before "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Obviously, Warner Bros. wants to keep this money-making property alive. This Fall, Redmayne stars in Tom Hooper's Oscar hopeful "The Danish Girl" as 1900s trans pioneer Einar Wegener, an artist who in the 1930s became Lili Elbe after receiving one of the first »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Eddie Redmayne Will Officially Star in the Harry Potter Prequel Movie

7 hours ago | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It had previously been reported that Eddie Redmayne was in talks to play Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and now it's official. "Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today's most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors," Warner Bros. Pictures President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said in a statement. "We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The movie is based on a textbook written by Newt, which Harry Potter uses during his time at Hogwarts. The plot revolves around the author and will take place 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter books. Aside from a voice role in Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure, Redmayne only has one other upcoming »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Eddie Redmayne To 'Potter' Spinoff

7 hours ago | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

The beasts of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" world may have met their match in Eddie Redmayne!

Warner Bros. announced on Monday that the Oscar-winning star of "The Theory Of Everything" has been cast as Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spinoff of the "Harry Potter" franchise.

The character is "the Wizarding World's preeminent magizoologist" and travels the world searching for magical creatures and then goes on to write a book that Harry, Ron, Hermoine and the rest of the students at Hogwarts read.

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Youtubers head to longer formats

8 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Creative Week: Zoella agent and Maker Studios discuss potential for talent crossovers.

On the same day YouTube starKian Lawley was cast alongside Bella Thorne (Blended) in AwesomenessTV’s Us Black List feature Shovel Buddies, an industry audience at Mbi’s Creative Week conference in London heard about the potential for online talent to cross over into film and TV.

Dominic Smales, managing director of Gleam Futures, the social talent agency which handles online sensations Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, and Alfie Deyes, told industry that the migration of online talent to longer format media was well underway.

“That development is well underway already,” he explained. “There has already been a number of movies released in the states. I know Maker Studios will be prolific in that space. It will be very exciting to see content developed by talent as producers for cinema and TV. We’ve already got a number of things in development.”

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Eddie Redmayne Confirmed for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

8 hours ago | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Warner Bros. has officially revealed that Oscar Winner Eddit Redmayne will play Newt Scamander, the lead in the J.K. Rowling written Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The events of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will take place roughly 70 years before the events of the first Harry Potter […]

Read Eddie Redmayne Confirmed for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Filmonic.

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Eddie Redmayne Officially Attached To J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts

9 hours ago | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

News began to pick up early yesterday (and rumored earlier than that really) that Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was the man to take the lead in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, a prequel to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter franchise. Last night it became official. Deadline reported that Redmayne is officially attached to the project. He will play Newt Scamander, the author of the book by the same name that Potter and his chums use in their films. This prequel takes place some 70 years before Potter enrolls into Hogwarts. The script marks Rowling's screenwriting debut. Returning from the Potter universe is David Yates, who directed the last four Potter films and producer David Heyman, who produced every Potter film. Warner Bros. set a release date for...

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Casting: Redmayne, Patton, Holmes, Mann, Pryce

9 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

He was rumored, then in talks and now it's official - Eddie Redmayne has signed on to star in the lead role of Newt Scamander in the upcoming "Harry Potter" film series prequel/spin-off "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Scamander is the foremost magi zoologist of the wizarding world who scours the globe for magical creatures to catalog in what will become the Hogwarts textbook of the title. David Yates helms the project which is scheduled for a November 2016 release. [Source: THR]

The Do Over

Paula Patton ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol") is closing a deal to join Adam Sandler and David Spade in the Steve Brill directed comedy "The Do Over", the second film in Happy Madison's deal with Netflix. Filming begins in July in Georgia.

Chris Pappas and Kevin Barnett penned the comedy about two down-on-their-luck guys »

- Garth Franklin

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Eddie Redmayne to Star in Harry Potter Spin-Off

11 hours ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Warner Bros just announced that Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) has been cast as Newt Scamander, the lead role in the studio's upcoming "Harry Potter" spin-off, called "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The new film will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four "Harry Potter" films, from a script by "Harry Potter" author Jk Rowling. "Eddie is a fearless actor, brimming with invention, wit and humanity," said Yates. "I couldn't be more excited about the prospect of working with him as we start this new adventure in Jk Rowling's wonderful world, and I know she feels the same way." The new movie revolves around Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World's preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The »

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Eddie Redmayne Officially Starring in Harry Potter Movie Fantastic Beasts

11 hours ago | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Accio, Eddie! J.K. Rowling found her next big star in none other than Eddie Redmayne for the upcoming Harry Potter movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rumors swirled for months that Redmayne, 33, was being courted for the starring role in the big-screen adaptation of Rowling's 2001 book. Warner Bros. finally confirmed on Monday, June 1, that the British star has signed on for the flick.  "Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors," Warner Bros. exec Greg Silverman said [...] »

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Eddie Redmayne Cast as Newt Scamander In Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

18 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne has been cast as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-anticipated wizarding world adventure Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Redmayne will play J.K. Rowling’s creation Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Warner Bros. Pictures has slated the movie for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today’s most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors. We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, where we know »

- Michelle McCue

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Eddie Redmayne Officially Joins Cast of Harry Potter Prequel, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

19 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Eddie Redmayne is officially joining the Harry Potter family! After months of speculation surrounding whether or not the Oscar winner is going to be cast in the upcoming prequel, E! News confirms that Redmayne has signed on for Warner Bros.' Future Beasts and Where to Find Them. "Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today's most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors," Warner Bros. Pictures' President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production Greg Silverman said in a statement. "We are thrilled to welcome him into J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in Fantastic Beasts and »

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Eddie Redmayne Officially Cast in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

20 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

As Warner Bros. prepares to begin production on the their Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, for it's November 2016 release, they've officially confirmed Eddie Redmayne as the lead in the film.  Come inside to learn more and see their official statements.  

David Yates is preparing to re-enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter with the upcoming spin-off, penned by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Rumors about Eddie Redmayne joining the film as Newt Scamander, the lead character in the film and the author of the text book from which the movie derives its name, started up a little be ago, and now the studio has confirmed it.  This marks the film's first official casting, but with the film set to hit theaters on November 18, 2016, expect more to happen soon as they prepare to film the thing.  Check out the official press release »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Eddie Redmayne confirmed to star in Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

21 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It's official - Eddie Redmayne has been cast in the role of Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The new trilogy follows magizoologist Scamander in New York around 70 years before Harry's story commences.

The announcement was made by Warner Bros' President of Creative Development Greg Silverman, who added that he was "thrilled" the Oscar winner would be joining the project.

"Eddie Redmayne has emerged as one of today's most extraordinarily talented and acclaimed actors," Silverman said in a statement accompanying the casting news.

"We are thrilled to welcome him into Jk Rowling's Wizarding World, where we know he will deliver a remarkable performance as Newt Scamander, the central character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

News of Redmayne's casting comes just weeks after it was reported the star was in talks for the lead role.

The film will be directed by David Yates, »

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It's official, Eddie Redmayne joins Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

21 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

First we told you that Eddie Redmayne was the front-runner to play Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off; then we told you that Eddie Redmayne had been offered the lead in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them; now we're here to tell you that the lead role of Newt Scamander has finally been cast and I think you'll be surprised... Read More »

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Officially Casts Eddie Redmayne To Star

21 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's official. Following reports that Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was in talks to play the lead role in the anticipated Harry Potter spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them comes official confirmation from Warner Bros. that Redmayne will, in fact, play Newt Scamander in the film.  In addition to confirming Eddie Redmayne's casting, Warner Bros. describes the character as: Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World.s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Eddie Redmayne is one of a few names that made the rounds when speculation and reports about Fantastic Beasts' casting began to circulate. Matt Smith and Nicholas Hoult were also said to be eyed for the role. However, the more recent reports suggested Redmayne was signing on, and WB's announcement confirms it. »

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Eddie Redmayne Officially Cast in 'Harry Potter' Prequel 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

21 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Eddie Redmayne is about to find out where J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts come from: The actor has signed on to star in the forthcoming prequel to the successful Harry Potter series of books. Redmayne will play Newt Scamander, the foremost magizoologist of the wizarding world introduced in Rowling's series of best-selling novels and subsequent films. Scamander will be at the center of the new movie, searching the world for magical creatures to discover and catalog in his Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will become a textbook used by Harry and friends in Hogwarts school in

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Harry Potter Spinoff Finally Locks Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

22 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We first heard that Warner Bros. was looking at Eddie Redmayne for the role of Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them back in April, then a report surfaced claiming that he was in talks for the role and now it's official. Redmayne is locked to lead the Harry Potter spinoff. David Yates is on board to direct the film with J.K. Rowling making her screenwriting debut. It was recently reported that Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning, Lili Simmons and Alison Sudol are in the running for the role of Tina, Katherine Waterston, Elizabeth Debicki and Kate Upton are in consideration for Tina’s older sister Queenie, and Steve ZissisZack Pearlman and Dan Fogler are testing for Newt’s rival Jacob, but none are mentioned in this official press release. [caption id="attachment_358300" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Focus Features[/caption] You can check out the announcement from Warner Bros. for yourself below. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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