Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Synopsis: Holding a mysterious leather suitcase in his hand, Newt Scamander, a young activist wizard from England, visits New York while he is on his way to Arizona. Inside his expanding suitcase hides a wide array of diverse, magical creatures that exist among us, ranging from tiny, twig-like ones, to majestic and humongous ones. It is the middle of the 20s and times are troubled since the already fragile equilibrium of secrecy between the unseen world of wizards and the ordinary or "No-Maj" people that the MACUSA Congress struggles to maintain, is at risk of being unsettled. In the meantime, the voices against wizardry keep growing with daily protests led by Mary Lou Barebone and fuelled by the increasing disasters ascribed to a dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. At the same time, by a twist of fate, Newt's precious suitcase will be switched with the identical one of an aspiring No-Maj baker, Jacob Kowalski, while demoted Auror, Tina Goldstein, arrests Newt for being an unregistered wizard. To
Director(s): David Yates
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
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I didnt mean to, hes incorrigible, you

see, anything shiny, hes all over the place.

You didnt mean to? -No. -You could not have

chosen a worse time to let that creature loose!

Were in the middle of a situation here!

Im taking you in.

-Youre taking me where?

Magical Congress of the

United States of America.

So, you work for MACUSA?

What are you, some kind of investigator?

Can you please tell me you

took care of the No-Maj?

The what? -The No-Maj!

No-magic... the non-wizard!

Oh, sorry, we call them Muggles.

-You wiped his memory, right?

The No-Maj with the case?

Thats a Section 3A, Mr.

Scamander. Im taking you in.

Come on.

Er... sorry, but I do have things to do,

actually. -Well, youll have to rearrange them!

What are you doing in New York anyway?

-I came to buy a birthday present.

Couldnt you have done that in London?

No, theres only one breeder

of Appaloosa Puffskeins

in the world and he lives in New York, so no.

I got a Section 3A.

By the way, we dont allow the breeding

of magical creatures in New York.

We closed that guy down a year ago.

Hey, Goldstein.

-Hey, Red.

Major Investigation Department.

-I thought you was...

Major Investigation Department!

I got a Section 3A!

The International Confederation

is threatening to send a delegation.

They think this is related to

Grindelwalds attacks in Europe.

I was there. This is a beast.

No human could do what this thing

is capable of, Madam President.

Whatever it is, one things

clear, it must be stopped.

Its terrorizing No-Majs and when

No-Majs are afraid, they attack.

This could mean exposure.

It could mean war.

I made your position here

quite clear, Miss Goldstein.

Yes, Madam President, but I...

-You are no longer an Auror.

No, Madam President, but...

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J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, FRSE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer and screenwriter, best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. more…

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