J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ May Go to ‘Potter’ Veteran David Yates

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If you’re a David Yates fan, it’s probably because he did a great/pretty good job with the final four (or three, maybe) Harry Potter films. That’s the official opinion of Warner Bros., anyway — Variety‘s reporting that the studio is now negotiating to have Yates tackle the first film in the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trilogy. Rowling will make her screenwriting debut on the opening installment, which will take place in early 1900s New York and hit theaters in November 2016.

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