‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ To Be Made Into Film
Warner Bros. are making plans to turn J.K. Rowling’s play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a film.
The entertainment company is responsible for producing every Harry Potter film in the franchise so far, as well as the recent prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
They now want to turn their attention to Rowling’s popular play, and get the talented author and scriptwriter to re-write it into a movie.
If they’re successful in their plans to bring the stage adaption to life on the big screen, they’re looking to get some familiar faces on board with what could be the most anticipated film out of the whole series.
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are all expected to reprise their roles as the famous trio – Harry, Ron and Hermione Granger.
The idea was broken to the press by journalist and historian Jim Hill, who revealed Warner Bros. plans in the unofficial Orlando podcast.
I have heard that Warner Bros has actually had conversations with [Emma], with Rupert, and, of course, Daniel about Cursed Child, because they want this to be, for lack of a better term, Harry Potter: The Force Awakens.
They want this trilogy of movies to have the actors that we know and love from the original films, that we watched grow up, as adults.
The upcoming movie won’t just be filled with original cast members however. The producers plan to get a whole new cast to join them for the film adaptation.
And, of course, they’re hiring a bunch of new, younger actors to play their children with the hope that, if we can lean on JK, maybe there’ll be The Cursed Adolescent.
Yet keen Harry Potter fanatics will have to wait a while before they see the Cursed Child on their cinema screens.
If the idea is finalised and J.K. Rowling agrees to the new project, it could be 2026 by the time the play-turned-film is released.
Since the play has hit London’s West End it’s been a massive sell out, with fans from all over the world travelling to the UK capital especially to see the latest instalment to the Harry Potter franchise.