The three-minute-long preview gives a new look at the return to the magical world, set in ’20s America. It was released by Warner Bros. at a special fan event, “A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016,” at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Fla.
Rowling herself is writing the screenplay for “Fantastic Beasts,” marking her first turn as a feature screenwriter. Director Yates has helmed several “Harry Potter” movies in the past.
Redmayne will star as Newt Scamander, a bookish, British magizoologist, whose briefcase full of magical creatures opens after he travels to New York.
The movie also stars Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Dan Fogler as Jacob, Samantha Morton as Mary Lou, Ezra Miller as Credence, Ron Perlman as Gnarlack, Jon Voight as Henry Shaw, Jenn Murray as Chastity, Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina, Colin Farrell as Percival Graves and Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be unleashed on Nov. 18.