By Nick Romano
September 17, 2016 at 04:00 PM EDT
Jaap Buitendijk

EW PopFest just got even more fantastic. In addition to special screenings, signings and previews at the two-day event, Eddie Redmayne will take the stage to reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Potterheads can look forward to a Q&A with the film’s star ahead of the preview that will be screened for attendees on Sunday, Oct. 30.

Featuring an original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts tells of Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a wizard who arrives in New York City in 1926 carrying an enchanted briefcase filled with magical creatures. Katherine Waterston, Allison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, and Ezra Miller also star in the film, out in theaters Nov. 18.

In addition to the sneak peek, EW PopFest will feature a special early screening of Marvel’s Doctor Strange and footage from the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Gilmore Girls creator/executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino will also be there to discuss their beloved series and unveil an exclusive first look at Netflix’s highly anticipated revivalJodie Foster, James Corden, Anna Faris, and the cast of Happy Endings and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are among the roster of celebrity guest appearances. 

EW PopFest runs from Oct. 29-30 at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

  • Movie
  • PG-13
release date
  • 11/18/16
  • 132 minutes
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