Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Movie Trilogy Details Leaked

It will apparently star original cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

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If you've been analysing your tea leaves and carrying around a bottle of liquid luck in the hope that there'll be a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie, then good news! It might actually be happening...

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Yep, with all the buzz around the West End play (and the near impossibility of getting tickets before the apocalypse), it's no wonder that the rumour-mill has gone into overdrive at the possibility of a film adaptation.

According to a new leak, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be turned into a movie trilogy, starring none other than original cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

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Speaking on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, journalist and historian Jim Hill, who apparently has good contacts in the film departments at Disney and Universal, said: "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."

He continued: "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 [Rowling], maybe there'll be The Cursed Adolescent."

The insider also added that he expects the release date of the first movie to be in 2026, two years after the fifth and final Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film.

Harry Potter is 37 in the Cursed Child, and Radcliffe won't have caught up until 2026 which makes this theory plausible...

It comes after Radcliffe revealed last year that he doesn't think he'll reprise his role – but would be "happy" for someone else to play his older self.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter back in September, he said: "I'm never going to close the door, that would be a stupid thing to do.

"But I think I'll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it.

"At the moment it's not even a concern because I'm too young to play the character, but even in 10 years' time, I would still feel strange about going back to it."

He continued: "There's a part of me that's like, some things are better left untouched.

"If we went back to Potter, there's a chance we'd make what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was to the original Star Wars, but there's also the chance that we'd make Phantom Menace.

"So I don't want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved."

Based on an original story by JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.

The production at the Palace Theatre in London focuses on the boy wizard's youngest son, Albus Severus - played by Sam Clemmett - as he struggles to deal with his dad's legacy while living in his shadow.

Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni portray the grown-up Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.


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