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JK Rowling shares Fantastic Beasts scoop

Rowling, 50, who has turned screenwriter with the film, teased the scoop on her Twitter page, reported Entertainment Weekly.

“I feel I owe you <g data-gr-id="26">a bit of</g> #FantasticBeasts information after you all got behind @Scotlandteam,” she tweeted, referring to the Scotland rugby team’s match against Ireland.

She then revealed, “Well, I think it’s widely known that characters of (<g data-gr-id="19">Porpen</g>)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein.” 

<g data-gr-id="20">Porpentina</g> (or Tina) is an American witch and the wife of Newt Scamander, the <g data-gr-id="21">magizoologist</g> and protagonist of Fantastic <g data-gr-id="27">Beasts,</g> while Queenie is her sister. Tina met Newt during his travels to discover new magical creatures, and she followed him back to the United Kingdom.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne is set in the role of <g data-gr-id="24">Newt,</g> while actor Katherine Waterson will play Tina and singer-songwriter Alison Sudol will play Queenie. When Rowling dropped this bit, she was asked if the sisters are related to Anthony Goldstein, a background character in the books. She responded by tweeting, ‘Yes (but distant).’  The film will be directed by David Yates.
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