‘Harry Potter’ director wants to film ‘The Cursed Child’ play with old cast members
Is there another ‘Harry Potter’ movie in the works after ten years? Director Chris Columbus (63), who took care of the first two parts in the series, has already indicated that he would particularly like to adapt the play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. “The old cast members are now the perfect age to play the roles.”
The 2016 two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by author JK Rowling is set nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry has since become the head of the Justice Department at the Ministry of Magic.
Former director Chris Columbus thought the play was “great” and would be very interested in making it into a film, he says in an interview. “The actors are now old enough to reprise their roles. It’s kind of a fantasy of mine to make a movie version.”
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron), and Emma Watson (Hermoine) became world-famous for their roles in the series. The franchise consists of eight films and brought in a total of about 7.7 billion dollars. The follow-up play was able to cash in on six Tony’s, a prestigious award from the Broadway world.