‘Fantastic Beasts’ screenplay becoming a book

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Prepare to cast an extension charm on your bookcase: The day after Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them hits theaters, the screenplay is being released as a book.

Print lovers can get Fantastic Beasts as as a hardcover published by Scholastic in the United States and Canada or Little, Brown Book Group in the United Kingdom on Nov. 19. Prefer an electronic version? Pottermore will put out an eBook the same day.

“With any new writing from J.K. Rowling, we know that we are not only engaging her vast fan base, but are also building a new generation of readers,” Ellie Berger, president of Scholastic’s U.S. Trade Division, said in a press release. “The much anticipated release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie marks another magical and exciting moment for film lovers and readers everywhere, and we are absolutely delighted to publish J.K. Rowling’s screenplay debut.”

This is on top of the rehearsal script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the two-part play set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which goes on sale July 31, the day after the play premieres in London’s West End. Not to mention the new illustrated edition of The Chamber of Secrets, available Oct. 4.

Speaking of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, late last week, fans got a glimpse of what was going on in rehearsals, courtesy of the play’s official Twitter account:

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Amanda Keim-Morrison
Amanda Keim-Morrison brings updates about J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world to Nerdvana. She's a former East Valley Tribune reporter and State Press editor; she now lives in Minnesota, where she's been a writer, web producer and editor and currently works on the tech side of several news sites. Amanda is a Ravenclaw at Hogwarts, a Horned Serpent at Ilvermorny and has a white stallion for a Patronus.