Rumours fly that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will become a film
Rumours are rife that the West End’s new Harry Potter play is set for a Hollywood adaptation.
Warner Bros, the Hollywood studio behind the adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s famous children’s series, has recently registered a trademark for the name ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘ – the title of the critically-acclaimed new play.
Registering a trademark for the title could ensure that Warner Bros are the only ones licensed to produce merchandise for the series, and, more importantly – to produce films.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been billed as the eighth story in the franchise, and follows the antics of forty-year-old ministry employee Harry, his friends and their Hogwarts-age children.
The play began previews on June 7 and opens officially on July 31st. A preview version of the script will also be published on the same day, which is Harry Potter’s – and J.K. Rowling’s – birthday.
It’s not worth getting too excited for the Harry Potter return of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, however, as it seems more likely that any film deal will likely be a recording of the stage play released in cinemas.
The play instead stars Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni in the roles of Harry, Ron and Hermione, as well as Sam Clemmet as Harry’s son Albus and Cherrelle Skeete as Ron and Hermione’s daughter Rose.