Unaware of the rising tensions, Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge—a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on, seeing her chance to regain her post. However, things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the USA), casts his suspicions on both Newt … and Tina.
Now allied, Newt and Tina, together with Tina’s sister, Queenie, and their new No-Maj friend, Jacob, form a band of unlikely heroes, who must recover Newt’s missing beasts before they come to harm. But the stakes are higher than these four outsiders—now branded fugitives—ever imagined, as their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces that could push the wizarding and No-Maj worlds to the brink of war.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: David Yates
Written by: J.K. Rowling
Produced by: David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram
Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot
Editing: Mark Day
Production Design: Stuart Craig
Costume Design: Colleen Atwood
Main Cast: Eddie Redmayne (Newt), Katherine Waterston (Tina), Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski), Alison Sudol (Queenie)
Nominations and Awards
- People's Choice Award 2017