Given the enduring popularity of the Harry Potter franchise, which shows no sign of slowing down with the recent success of last year’s blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it’s no shocker that Warner Bros are reportedly planning on making Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (originally a play by J.K. Rowling which has since been published) into a movie as well.

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.

Speaking on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, journalist and historian Jim Hill recounted from his conversations with people in the film departments at Disney and Universal: "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."

Hill also discussed the prospect of the franchise continuing with Harry’s son as the protagonist.

"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,” he said.

Hill claims the films are being eyed for 2026, two years after the Fantastic Beasts series concludes.

Radcliffe has previously stated that while he'd “be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play” the iconic role of Harry Potter which made him famous, he also said: “I'm never going to close the door, that would be a stupid thing to do.”

UPDATE: J.K. Rowling has now responded to the rumour. 


Via Digital Spy