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Exclusive: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald audiobook to go BTS of Harry Potter prequel

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Sep 13, 2018

Fans of Harry Potter’s wizarding spin-offs will have yet another quill feather in their cap this fall, as a new audiobook will accompany Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to offer listeners a behind-the-scenes journey through the film’s production. Called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic (phew), the audiobook will feature Fantastic Beasts favorites as actor Dan Fogler narrates the doc from Hana Walker-Brown and Mark Salisbury.

According to a release, stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Zoë Kravitz, Claudia Kim, and Ezra Miller will all be interviewed during the audiobook, talking about topics like their characters’ development and their relations to characters that fans of J.K. Rowling’s universe already know -- like an older Dumbledore and the Lestrange family.

Director David Yates, producer David Heyman, production designer Stuart Craig, graphic designer company MinaLima, and tons of other crew members (down to extras and caterers) chime in on what it was like to shoot a Fantastic Beasts movie on a ‘20s Parisian set at Leavesden Studios in London.

"This genre-bending production is truly an audio first, blending Dan Fogler's warm comic performance with real-life documentary recordings captured on the set of one of the most anticipated films of 2018,” said Senior Commissioning Audio Editor at Pottermore Publishing Ravina Bajwa. Having a narrated guide through a film’s production combines a film’s Blu-ray bonus features with a director’s commentary -- and fans can get it on the same day the film in question hits theaters.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic will hit your earbuds on Nov. 16 and is available for preorder now.

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