By James Hibberd
July 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
Jaap Buitendijk

Where’s an invisibility cloak when you need one?

Above, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterson) take cover while sneaking around the MACUSA building (that’s the Magical Congress of the United States of America, of course) in the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film, opening Nov. 18, follows the eccentric globe-trotting magizoologist as he hunts escaped creatures in 1920s New York with the help from some new American friends.

“It’s this fish out of water story of an Englishmen in New York,” says director David Yates, “and you get this wonderful juxtaposition between the two cultures, because there are very different rules and politics in the American wizarding world.” (Still, this Magical Congress would be hard-pressed to be any weirder than our actual Congress.)

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