'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' first trailer teases magical monster mayhem (Video)

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Film Trailer: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" on Tuesday.

The film, set in the same universe as "Harry Potter," takes place in 1920's New York. A magizoologist named Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) travels across the pond to hunt for magical creatures.

"Fantastic Beasts" also stars Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, and Dan Fogler. J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" book series, wrote the screenplay, while David Yates is directing.

It is based on a book of the same name by J.K. Rowling, which was a mock textbook about magical creatures. In the "Harry Potter" series, the book was required reading for Hogwarts students.

Watch the video.

Tim Lewis is executive producing. Rowling is also serving as a producer, along with Neil Blair, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will premiere in theaters on Nov. 18, 2016.

Check out more from the original cast of "Harry Potter" in the gallery below!

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'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' first trailer teases magical monster mayhem (Video)
Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) (Photo via Getty Images)
Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger)
Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter (Photo via Getty)
Emma Watson - Hermione Granger (Photo via Getty)
Matthew Lewis - Neville Longbottom (Photo via Getty)
Matthew Lewis - Neville Longbottom (Photo via Getty)
Tom Felton - Draco Malfoy (Photo via Getty)
Tom Felton - Draco Malfoy (Photo via Getty)
Tom Felton - Draco Malfoy (Photo via Getty)
Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley (Photo via Getty)
Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley (Photo via Getty)
Bonnie Wright - Ginny Weasley (Photo via Getty)
Evanna Lynch - Luna Lovegood (Photo via Getty)
Evanna Lynch - Luna Lovegood (Photo via Getty)
Evanna Lynch - Luna Lovegood (Photo via Getty)
James and Oliver Phelps - Fred and George Weasley (Photo via Getty)
James and Oliver Phelps - Fred and George Weasley (Photo via Getty)
James and Oliver Phelps - Fred and George Weasley (Photo via Getty)
Robbie Coltrane - Rubeus Hagrid (Photo via Getty)
Alan Rickman - Severus Snape (Photo via Flickr)
Alan Rickman - Severus Snape (Photo via Getty)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Ralph Fiennes attends 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Ralph Fiennes attends Meet the Filmmakers: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' at Apple Store Soho on February 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
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