Harry Potter And The Cursed Child could be in cinemas as soon as 2020, reports say
Hugely successful spin-off Harry Potter And The Cursed Child could be a movie as soon as 2020, according to new reports.
According to the New York Daily News, producers at Warner Brothers have begun putting plans for the play to hit cinemas as soon as possible, with a date of 2020 already in mind and they want Daniel Radcliffe to play the lead role.
A source told the paper: "Warners is secretly working on getting the movie rights and a screenplay settled, and of course in their minds only one man should be Harry. However he 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."
They continued: "Daniel had that job for over a decade with huge success and critical acclaim, but since then he has really established himself as a very strong actor with films like The Woman in Black and his Broadway work. He doesn't need to go back for money or to reboot his career, so he will need some persuading.”
Before Cursed Child gets anywhere cinemas there's also the small matter of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the new spin-off from Harry Potter, scripted by J. K. Rowling, which hits cinemas in November.
The movie is set 70 years before the events of Harry Potter and follows the adventures of Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander, a wizard at the heart New York's secret magic community, who arrives for a meeting with a briefcase full of magical creatures, some of whom end up escaping.
The movie stars, Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterson, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler. The movie has been directed by David Yates, who was behind the camera on four of the eight Harry Potter films, and is the start of a trilogy of movies.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will be released into cinemas on November 18th next year.
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