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"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" Movie in Works

Mon 20 Feb 2023 | 11:17 PM
Yara Sameh

Harry Potter fans may be getting a big-screen adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".

The UK tabloid The Sun citing sources said that Warner Bros, the studio in charge of the Wizarding World franchise, may be mulling over adapting the two-part play which is a sequel to the main story. 

“Warner Bros are currently looking at how to bring The Cursed Child to the big screen. It has been in their sights since the play proved to be so popular in the West End. It went onto the backburner for a while because there was so much work going on with the Fantastic Beasts franchise."

"Harry Potter & The Cursed Child" takes place 19 years after the events of the final book in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

The play is written by Jack Thorne and is based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne, and John Tiffany. 

"Harry Potter & The Cursed Child" follows Harry Potter, who is now working at the Ministry of Magic, and his youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, as they navigate their strained relationship and the pressures of living in the shadow of Harry's famous past. 

When Albus decides to go against his father's wishes and change the course of history, he sets off a chain of events that brings about dangerous consequences and a new threat to the wizarding world.

The play brings back familiar characters from the Harry Potter franchise including Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Ginny Weasley, and Draco Malfoy, as well as new characters, including Albus' best friend, Scorpius Malfoy, and a mysterious figure known as the "Cursed Child".

Both the studio and fans would love to see the original cast reprising their roles but any involvement from Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint has yet to be confirmed.

The trio, and other actors and directors who worked on the franchise, returned last year for a reunion episode "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts".

The plans for Harry Potter & the Cursed Child movie haven’t been solidified but are looking very promising.