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‘Fantastic Beasts’ is funnier and less dark than the last two Harry Potter films, says producer

By Cath Clarke

There are only 64 sleeps until the Potterverse unleashes ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ on Friday November 18, and news continues to trickle out about the film. 

Producer David Heyman has revealed that the tone of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be less dark than the last Harry Potter films: ‘I think there’s a lot more humour than there was in the last couple of Potters,’ he told the movie website Cinema Blend.

JK Rowling has written the script (her first) for the film, which is set in 1920s New York, and it stars Eddie Redmayne as eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander, author of the Hogwarts textbook used by Harry and the gang.

In other ‘Fantastic Beasts’ news, Colin Farrell, who plays sinister-looking Percival Graves, head of the US magical government, revealed his reason for signing up to the film. ‘I have a fucking wand. I mean seriously, seriously, I'm not even joking, you know.’

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' opens in cinemas worldwide on Friday November 18. 

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Watch the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' trailer 

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