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Eddie Redmayne set to star in Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts'

Eddie Redmayne set to star in Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts'

It's time for Eddie Redmayne to choose a wand -- or for a wand to choose him. The Oscar-winning British actor is set to play the lead role in the "Harry Potter" spin-off "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Warner Bros. announced. INDIE FOCUS: Sign up for our weekly movies newsletter Redmayne will portray "magizoologist" Newt Scamander, who travels the wizarding world encountering and documenting mystical creatures. In the "Harry Potter" mythos, Scamander is the author of the Hogwarts textbook from which "Fantastic Beasts" takes its title. In the real world, "Fantastic Beasts" is a 42-page book published...

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