After winning all of the Oscars for his role as Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne is now ready to commandeer a franchise. Eddie will be headlining the ninth entry in the Harry Potter franchise, and the first to not feature Potter himself, based on the book within the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And it looks like he'll be playing a fancy lad yet again... Quick, someone sell him a monkey!
Entertainment Weekly (link below) features the first look at the film on its November 13 cover, and they've got some details regarding the plot of the upcoming film, just one day after revealing its official logo.
Based on J.K. Rowling’s 2001 encyclopedia beastanica describing magical creatures and her first-ever screenplay, Fantastic Beasts has been hidden under an invisibility cloak of secrecy — until now.
Beasts stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) as world-famous magizoologist Newt Scamander, who embarks on an adventure in 1926 New York. In our cover image (see the full image below), you get a first look at Scamander, his pivotal briefcase in hand, standing inside the entrance of the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), which is the American version of the Ministry of Magic that’s housed inside the Woolworth Building in the film. Coming along for the ride are Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs), Colin Farrell (True Detective) and Samantha Morton (Minority Report).
The article then basically goes on to cocktease plot details that you'll have to buy the issue to read about. Nice work EW, always leave 'em wanting more. Now, Eddie... Would you like to buy a monkey?