Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of five adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
The film sees a return of #BritishBlacktress Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Roman J. Israel) as Seraphina Picquery the president of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA). Zoë Kravitz joins the ensemble cast as Leta Lestrange – who, in the first Fantastic Beasts film was a photo in amongst Newt’s things, implying she was a former love. She’s also related to Bellatrix Lestrange evil character from Harry Potter. In Crimes of Grindelwald it looks like Leta is engaged to Newt’s brother Theseus.
#BritishBlacktors Cornell John (Kidult – Adult – Brotherhood, Eastenders) stars as Arnold Guzman, Johanna Thea (Damilola Our Loved Boy) is a Ministry of Magic Witch and Isaura Barbé-Brown (David is Dying) is Laurena Kama. Former Daily Show pundit Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James) also stars.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Director: David Yates
Writer: J.K. Rowling
Producer(s): David Heyman | J.K. Rowling | Steve Kloves | Lionel Wigram.
Cast: Zoë Kravitz, Carmen Ejogo, Zoe Kravitz, Cornell John, Johanna Thea, Laurena Kama, Jessica Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Johnny Depp.
Release Date(s): 16th November 2018