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J.K. Rowling Nixes ‘The Cursed Child’ Movie Trilogy Rumor


It seems like Potterheads can’t have enough of Harry Potter-related flick. It’s been only two months since the spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was released, and rumor about “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” movie trilogy has spread widely. Author J.K. Rowling is quick to react to the rumor, though, saying on her Twitter account that it is not true, AceShowbiz said.

The rumor might stem from journalist and historian Jim Hill’s statement. During Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast event, Hill said that Warner Bros had a conversation with original “Harry Potter” cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint about “The Cursed Child”.

“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. 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 J.K. [Rowling], maybe there’ll be ‘The Cursed Adolescent’.”

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a two-part West End stage play based on new story by Jack Thorne, Rowling and John Tiffany. Set nineteen years after events in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, it follows the adventure of adult Harry Potter and his son Albus. The play was performed in London in 2016 and will come to Broadway in 2018. Rowling’s statement on her Twitter suggests that “The Cursed Child” will merely be a play and nothing more.

Meanwhile, the sequel of Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is now in pre-production. Eddie Redmayne will reprise his role as Newt Scamander and Rowling will again write the screenplay.

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