The adventures of the magician Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in the magical world are moved this time from New York to the United Kingdom and Paris. On the European continent, the young magician, along with his partners Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) and sisters Tina (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol), will have to face the new threats of Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) .
The tenebrous magician has escaped and, what is worse, is gathering a group of devout followers, who do not suspect their true intentions: to raise the magicians over the non-magical creatures. In an effort to thwart the plans of Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) recruits his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to lend his help, without knowing the dangers that await him. In a magical world that is increasingly divided, even among close friends and family, Newt and his companions will have to face difficult challenges that will test their loyalty.
This film set in the universe Harry Potter is the sequel to Fantastic Animals and where to find them (2016), and again has a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, author of this saga of books, and who is also a producer of the film. David Yates (The Legend of Tarzan, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2) returns once again as director. In the artistic cast of the film are repeated actors Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl, Theory of Everything), Katherine Waterston (Alien: Covenant, Steve Jobs), Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent), Dan Fogler (The Goldberg, Secrets and Lies) ), Zoë Kravitz (The Divergent Series: Loyal, Mad Max: Fury on the Road), plus Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, Alice Through the Looking Glass) as the villain Gellert Grindelwald. Joining the franchise are actors Jude Law (King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur), Callum Turner (Assassin’s Creed), William Nadylam (A Woman in Africa), Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (Everest), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Last Hunter of witches) and Kevin Guthrie (Dunkirk).