Avid “Harry Potter” fans looking forward to seeing author J.K. Rowling’s latest movie project will be happy with the latest news. A special “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” advance screening will be held at New York’s Carnegie Hall where both Rowling and Eddie Redmayne are set to attend.
Rowling’s charity organization Lumos Foundation has organized the said movie’s advance screening to be held on Nov. 12. The date is several days prior the film’s U.K. premiere, as well as its worldwide release. Proceeds from the movie screening will go directly to Rowling’s foundation, according to Cinema Blend. The organization was established by the “Harry Potter” author herself to benefit children in orphanages.
Apart from the advance screening, the event’s attendees will also have the opportunity to join a question and answer panel with both Rowling and Redmayne. The actor stars as the film’s main character Newt Scamander. Tickets for the “Fantastic Beasts” advance screening are available for sale at different price points from $25 to $1000. However, most of the tickets have already sold out, as stated in the same report. At the time of this writing, only the $250 and $500 priced tickets remain.
Meanwhile, Rowling has recently revealed that she became interested in Redmayne’s character Newt while writing her famous “Harry Potter” book series, Hello magazine reported. She stated that the upcoming movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was based on a textbook that the fictional character Harry used while studying magic at Hogwarts.
She also spoke about Newt and indicated how the character has spent his life studying magical creatures as he travels around the world. “He calls himself a magizoologist,” Rowling stated. Redmayne also weighed in on his character’s personality and described him as an introvert. The actor shared that Newt is the type of person who “feels more at home with creatures” rather than other people.
Fans can see more of Newt and his adventures in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find.” The movie is slated for release on Nov. 18.