According to reports by the New York Daily News, Warner Bros. is looking to produce a big-screen adaptation of the ongoing play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To top it off, sources are saying that the company is keen on bringing in Daniel Radcliffe back into the magical world of wizards.
As New York Daily News reported, Warner Bros. is keen on bringing the West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the big screen by 2020 which gives them ample time to convince Radcliffe to rejoin the fray.
Radcliffe had been vocal about his reluctance to play the part in Rowling’s new concoction.
“It’s a tricky one,” he said during an interview with Andy Cohen Live. “You never want to close a door on anything, especially something that’s been so good to me. I’m definitely not at a stage where I would feel comfortable going back to it. Who knows if in 10, 20 years I would feel differently about that, and I think I’ve got a little while before I’m sort of age-appropriate for this Harry.”
And Radcliffe may have a point since the play is set 19 years after the Deathly Hallows. But Warner Bros. still has plenty of time, since the play still doing well in London, meaning the movie company will not be competing with it anytime soon.
Sources of New York Daily News also claim that Warner is still currently working on securing the movie rights and screenplay, while also keep in mind that there is only one person who can play Harry Potter. But according to the source, Radcliffe “has made it clear that his mind is certainly not focused on returning to the role anytime soon — and that could be until he hits 40.”
But again, this is all hearsay, and we may all be in our 50s before the movie is released. In the meantime, Potter fans can satiate their craving for wizardry with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which will be premiering on November 18.
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