Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, or simply Fantastic Beasts, is an upcoming 2016 British-American fantasy action film by J. K. Rowling as her screenwriting debut and inspired by Rowling’s book of the same name. A spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter film series and directed by David Yates, the film will be the first installment of a trilogy. Rowling is also producing the film alongside David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Ron Perlman and Jon Voight. Principal photography commenced on 17 August 2015, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden.