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Eddie Redmayne narrating new digital 'Fantastic Beasts' audiobook

by Shane Lou / / Source: TODAY

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After bringing Newt Scamander to life in the “Harry Potter” spinoff movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” last fall, Eddie Redmayne will reprise the Magizoologist role in just a few months.

Not for another film, but for a “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” digital audiobook. The Oscar-winning actor narrates a new edition of the Hogwarts textbook, which was written by J.K. Rowling as Scamander and inspired the movie of the same name. The audiobook debuts on March 14.

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It’s the first time “Fantastic Beasts” is being released as a digital audiobook, and to mark the occasion Rowling has added a new foreword by Scamander and new beasts.

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'
Eddie Redmayne in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."Jaap Buitendijk / Warner Bros.

Redmayne admits the writing tripped him up every now and then during his recording sessions.

“There are some really great tongue twister words in here! Occasionally, I had to stop recording just because I was incapable of saying the words without either laughing or getting my tongue in a muddle,” the actor said in a statement. “I enjoyed the challenge and hope listeners can sense that in my narration.”

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You can pre-order the audiobook now on Audible.

Expect to hear plenty more about “Fantastic Beasts” in the years to come, since Rowling has planned a total of five films for the movie series. She’s still got that magic touch!

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