Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a new movie staring academy-award winner Eddie Redmayne and takes place in 1920s New York City, but a slightly-off NYC that is part of the Harry Potter Universe.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2001 book written by British author J. K. Rowling (under the pseudonym of the fictitious author Newt Scamander) about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. It purports to be Harry Potter’s copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (published as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US), the first novel of the Harry Potter series. It includes several notes inside it supposedly handwritten by Harry, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, detailing their own experiences with some of the beasts described.
Fantastic Beasts opens in November 2016.