Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, or simply Fantastic Beasts, is an upcoming 2016 British fantasy drama film written by J. K. Rowling as her screenwriting debut and inspired by Rowling’s book of the same name. A spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter film series and directed by David Yates, the film will be the first installment of a trilogy. Rowling is also producing the film alongside David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, David Chester and Colin Farrell. The movie is scheduled to be released on November 18, 2016 worldwide in the 3D, IMAX 4K Laser format, and other large format theatres.