A RETURN TO J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD The Global Fan Event Celebrating the New Film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Fans Will Be Treated to a Special Preview of New Footage from the
Film in IMAX, and Can Be Part of a Live Interactive Q & A with the Stars
and Director

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the excitement builds for the November 18th opening of
Warner Bros. Pictures’ new adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find
Them,” fans will get to experience some of the film’s magic early at the
global celebration A RETURN TO J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD. The
worldwide fan event will kick off on Thursday, October 13th,
at 8:30 p.m. GMT (3:30 p.m. EDT, 12:30 p.m. PDT) and simultaneously in
major cities in the U.S. and internationally. The announcement comes on
the heels of this morning’s debut of the brand new trailer for the film.

Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. Pictures’ President of Worldwide Marketing and
Distribution, stated, “The enthusiasm and support of wizarding world
fans everywhere has meant so much to us, as well as the filmmakers. We
are proud to share some exciting footage from ‘Fantastic Beasts and
Where to Find Them’ at this global event created just for them, and are
especially thrilled that most can experience it in IMAX.”

Attendees will first be treated to a never-before-seen reel featuring
some of the thrilling moments from the much-anticipated film. Talent
from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be joining the
celebration, in person, at two IMAX theatres, in London and Los Angeles,
to welcome the fans.

  • In London: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan
    Fogler, and director David Yates will be on hand.
  • In Los Angeles: Colin Farrell and Jon Voight will be in attendance.

Fans gathered at those locations, as well as attendees watching from
IMAX theatres in New York, Sao Paulo and Mexico City, as well as a
non-IMAX theatre in Rome, will be able to submit questions to the stars
and director during the Q&A. It will be a rare opportunity to learn more
about the story and their thrilling foray into a new era of the
wizarding world.

The footage shown, as well as the Q&A, will also be streamed live online
at www.facebook.com/fantasticbeastsmovie
so eager fans around the world can share in the excitement.

Fans at each location will be presented with a specially designed
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” exclusive t-shirt,
commemorating the worldwide event, as well as a collectible mini-poster.

As an added bonus, audiences in the U.S. theatres can stay for a special
screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” being presented
for the first time ever in IMAX.

Additional details about locations, times, and tickets to the events can
be found at:

http://www.wbtickets.com/fantasticbeastsWB
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/fantasticbeastsmovie
Twitter:
@FantasticBeasts
Instagram: @fantasticbeastsmovie
Snapchat:
Wizarding_World
#FantasticBeasts
#IWantToBeAWizard

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an all-new adventure
returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars
in the central role of wizarding world Magizoologist Newt Scamander,
under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry
Potter” blockbusters.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt
Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an
extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a
brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not
for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical
case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could
spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston
(“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler
(“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Jacob;
Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra
Miller (“Trainwreck”) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha
Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon
Voight (“Coming Home,” TV’s “Ray Donovan”) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron
Perlman (the “Hellboy” films) as Gnarlak; Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”) as
Seraphina Picquery; Jenn Murray (“Brooklyn”) as Chastity; young newcomer
Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”) as
Percival Graves.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry
Potter
books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of
all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic
Beasts and Where to Find Them
, written by her character Newt
Scamander.

The film reunited a number of people from the “Harry Potter” features,
including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel
Wigram. The executive producers are Tim Lewis, Neil Blair and Rick Senat.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates
Film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The film will open
worldwide on November 18, 2016, in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX
and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros.
Entertainment Company.

This film has been rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence.

fantasticbeasts.com

For downloadable general press information please visit: https://mediapass.warnerbros.com/

Contacts

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES ONLY, PLEASE CONTACT:
Warner Bros. Pictures
Paulette
Osorio, (818) 954-2708
paulette.osorio@warnerbros.com