Movies opening this week: Nov. 13

In theaters Friday:

— From news service reports Eddie Redmayne stars as a writer in Harry Potter‘s world.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

* Who‘s who: Eddie Redmayne, Gemma Chan, Ezra Miller.

* What‘s what: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York‘s secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Manchester by the Sea

* Who‘s who: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler.

* What‘s what: An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy‘s father dies.

The Edge of Seventeen

* Who‘s who: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner.

* What‘s what: High school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

Nocturnal Animals

* Who‘s who: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon.

* What‘s what: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband‘s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

Bleed for This

* Who‘s who: Miles Teller, Christine Evangelista, Katey Sagal.

* What‘s what: The inspirational story of world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza, who, after a near fatal car crash that left him not knowing if he‘d ever walk again, made one of sports‘ most incredible comebacks.

— From news service reports