The third out of four interviews of the Snitch Seeker‘s series of chats with the cast and crew of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” brings producer Daivd Heyman to the spotlight.
He talked about the development process of “Fantastic Beasts”, which began with the idea of a fake documentary about the Wizarding World and became a original story focused on Newt Scamander.
Read the full interview on the “Snitch Seeker” website.
“Jo wrote the script – simple as that. She didn’t need to go back to this world for any other reason than she wanted to. She’s passionate about her world. The amazing thing about Jo is, she knows this world inside and out. I’m told that during the making of the Potters’ that sometimes we’d go to her for something obscure like, you know the Black family tree in the fifth film.”
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Heyman also talked about J.K. Rowling and how the team reached the decision of casting Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler.
“We ended up doing a series of screen tests and pairings with different people. And, it was a long search, you know, it took a while because we wanted to get it just right. And Eddie was brilliant in that process, you know, he was screen tested with the others, ever generous. He quite liked it in a way because I think you can try things out. And, in that process but at the same time he was such a compassionate person. He’d been on the other side. He didn’t have to audition for this. He got the part.”
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Directed by David Yates and with original script by J.K. Rowling, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” premieres on November 18th.
News translated by: Beatriz Souza