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Ten costumes from new FANTASTIC BEASTS movie on display at National Air and Space Museum in DC

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Smithsonian Theaters presents costumes from Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-anticipated adventure “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” designed by four-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, to be displayed here in Washington, D.C. starting Friday, Oct. 5  from 2:00pm – 5:30pm, Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10:00am – 5:30pm & Sunday, Oct. 7th from  10:00am – 5:30pm at the  Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC 20560

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all-new adventures in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.  Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.

The film reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films).  The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (“Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Hunger Games” films).

Opening on November 16, 2018, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, including the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Airbus IMAX Theater at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.

This film is rated PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action.

Costumes belong to Warner Bros. Studio and are not part of the Smithsonian collection. Exhibition does not include an advance screening of the film.