Eddie Redmayne Officially Joins 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Eddie Redmayne Officially Joins 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Eddie Redmayne braves the rain with his wife Hannah Bagshawe while heading back to their hotel on Monday afternoon (June 1) in New York City.

The 33-year-old actor has officially been cast as lead Newt Scamander in the first Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, from author J.K. Rowling.

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 (via EW). “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 set to hit theaters on November 18, 2016 in 3D and IMAX!

10+ pics inside of Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe out amid the casting news…

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