Warner Bros. reportedly approaching Daniel Radcliffe for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie
J.K. Rowling may have expressed her reticence to make Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a new feature film, but considering the success of the new sell-out play and accompanying best-selling book, we can’t say we’re surprised by the reports about Warner Bros. approaching Daniel Radcliffe to reprise his titular role for a new movie venture.
According to NY Daily News, Warner Bros. are already in talks to bring the West End play, which is currently playing at the Palace Theatre in London, to the big screen. And while Radcliffe has previously said that he wants to “keep some distance” between himself and the boy wizard he brought to life back in 2001, a ‘well-placed Hollywood source’ has been quoted saying:
“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”.
“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”, the source continued. “He doesn’t need to go back for money or to reboot his career, so he will need some persuading”.
So, are the rumours just rumours, or can we expect Daniel to don the round specs once more? Stay tuned for updates as we learn of them!
In the meantime, Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is due in cinemas this November 18th. Check out the trailer below: