Listen up, Harry Potter fans. We're about to get more Newt, sort of. Last fall, Eddie Redmayne portrayed Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, and now he'll be narrating a new edition of the Hogwarts textbook written by J.K. Rowling.
The audiobook, which comes out March 14, with feature a new foreword by Scamander and new beasts and is available for preorder here.
Watch a clip of Redmayne recording the book below.
“Before I was cast in the film, David Yates told me about Newt and this textbook. I found it so funny and so enchanting and really wittily written. But it wasn’t until I started reading it out loud for the audiobook that I realized how tricky and poetic J.K. Rowling’s use of sounds and language can be. There are some really great tongue twister words in here! Occasionally, I had to stop recording just because I was incapable of saying the words without either laughing or getting my tongue in a muddle. I enjoyed the challenge and hope listeners can sense that in my narration,” Redmayne said in a press release.
Fantastic Beasts was first published in 2001 for the charity Comic Relief and made to look like Harry Potter's own textbook — scribbles and notes included. Pottermore will make a portion of the proceeds from the audiobook available to Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling's own international charity Lumos.
Let us know in the comments if you're excited for the audiobook.