Carnegie Hall will host a benefit screening this fall of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” with some special guests – author JK Rowling, actor Eddie Redmayne and other cast members from the film. A conversation with the cast and writer will precede a screening of the movie Nov 12 that will benefit Lumos Foundation USA, which works to keep disadvantaged children with their families and out of institutions worldwide.
It is named after the light-giving spell featured in the Rowling’s Harry Potter books. Tickets range from $25- $500. The film, which is set in 1926 and will open worldwide on Nov 18, also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell. — AP