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Press Release - 18 November 2016

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Pottermore publishes J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay' eBook

18 November 2016

London, England - The screenplay eBook of the Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was published today by Pottermore. The publication coincides with the worldwide opening of the film, which marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.

Pottermore is publishing the eBook edition of the screenplay simultaneously with the print editions that are being published today by Little, Brown Book Group in the UK and Commonwealth, and Scholastic in the US and Canada.

“The publication of the eBook today allows audiences around the world to enjoy the fast-paced story at their own speed so they can savour every sentence once they’ve seen the film,” said Susan L. Jurevics, Pottermore CEO. “It’s a wonderful complement to the year’s most exciting adventure film, and it can be purchased instantly and conveniently on any digital device.”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay is available as an eBook for all major eReader devices. The eBook will be priced at 12.99 USD, 12.99 EUR and 8.99 GBP, in its respective territories.

About the film

A new and original story by J.K. Rowling, the film was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by the author’s character Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent Magizoologist.

The film opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander, played by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical briefcase, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

About Pottermore

Pottermore, the digital publishing, e-commerce, entertainment and news company from J.K. Rowling, is the global digital publisher of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. As the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, is dedicated to unlocking the power of imagination. It offers news, features, and articles as well as new and previously unreleased writing by J.K. Rowling.

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