By Jonathan Lehman/Meredith Ganzman
Ten points for Gryffindor … and the Parkside School!
It was a magical day for one group of schoolkids and their devoted teachers when the star-studded cast of the “Fantastic Beasts” movie franchise, which takes place in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, appeared at assembly.
Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne, along with Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller and Callum Turner, stopped by the K-8 school in Baileyton, Alabama.
The actors had to see the school for themselves after creative teachers Tracey Jones and Jacy Douglas, in a loving act of transfiguration, turned the hallways and classrooms into elaborate Harry Potter-themed decorations. Series author J.K. Rowling also took notice on social media.
Law said the visit was especially meaningful to him because both of his parents were teachers. Warner Brothers, the studio behind “Fantastic Beasts,” also donated $25,000 to the school.
“The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the latest installment in the series, opens in theaters on Nov. 16.