In just over a year, Harry Potter fans will be able to revisit the world of wizards and magic created by J.K. Rowling in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, an adaptation of Rowling’s short Potter tie-in book.
While Rowling hasn’t revealed how her 42-page book is being expanded into a feature-length film, she did drop a tiny hint about two of the lead female characters from Fantastic Beasts. On Twitter, Rowling wrote “Well, I think it’s widely known that that characters of (Porpen)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein.”
Rowling later added that Porpentina and Queenie are distant relatives of Anthony Goldstein, a character from the Harry Potter novels.
In the Fantastic Beasts movie, Porpentina will be played by Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol will portray Queenie. Porpentina a.k.a. Tina is also an American witch who is married to Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the lead character of Fantastic Beasts. The story of the film takes place 70 years before the Harry Potter movies and it focuses on Newt and Tina’s adventure in New York while exploring the previously unseen community of American wizards and witches. Harry Potter veterans David Yates and Steve Kloves are both attached to Fantastic Beasts, with Yates as the director and Kloves as the screenwriter.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them will cast its spell on moviegoers on November 18, 2016.
Harry Potter fans, do you appreciate the small link to the future that Rowling has given Tina and Queenie? Cast your spells in the comment section below!