J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' screenplay to be published

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J.K. Rowling's first-ever screenplay will be published.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first Harry Potter spinoff movie currently in postproduction at Warner Bros., will be published as an eBook by Pottermore, Rowling's digital platform for all things Potter, and priced at $12.99.

Print editions also will be available courtesy of Little, Brown in the U.K. and Scholastic in North America.

The published screenplay will comprise Rowling's full script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set in the U.S. 70 years before the Harry Potterstory starts and centered around the character Newt Scamander, being played in the film by Eddie Redmayne. It is due to be published Nov 19., the day after the film's release.

Fantastic Beasts will follow the "Special Rehearsal Edition" script of the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts 1 & 2, to be published July 31.

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WASHINGTON - APRIL 05: British author J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, points to the place on her forehead where her title character has a scar while reading 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend attended the 132-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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J K Rowling attends the World Premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at Leicester Square, London, 7th July 2009.
J K Rowling attends the World Premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, London, 11th November 2010.
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(from L) British actors Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe arrive at the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' in Leicester Square in central London on July 7 2009. The film is the adaptation of the final book in the long-running series about the magical life of the young schoolboy. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 04: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Actress Emma Watson attends the after party following the UK premiere of ''Driving Lessons,'' at Hedges and Butler on September 4, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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Actor Daniel Radcliffe at the N.Y. Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. 11/11/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Actor Rupert Grint at the N.Y. Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. 11/11/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
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