J.K. Rowling Working On Harry Potter Prequel Play
J.K. Rowling admitted earlier this year that saying goodbye to Harry Potter and his wizarding world was proving difficult, and now the best-selling author of the series is working on a play that will be a prequel to the books.
'Harry Potter' Play In The Works
Before Harry received his letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the mail, he was orphaned and sent to live with his incorrigible, magic-fearing aunt and uncle. It will be these years that the play will trace, according to a statement.
Rowling said in the statement that the production will “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast.”
While Rowling will have input on the script, another writer, who has not been selected, will write it. The British author will also serve as a co-producer alongside Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. They’ve yet to choose a director for the play.
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The pitch made by Friedman and Callender succeeded in standing out from the enumerable others that were presented to Rowling, who believes they are the only two who could adapt the Harry Potter narrative on the stage.
“[It] was the only [vision] that really made sense to me, and which had the sensitivity, intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bringing Harry’s story to the stage,” Rowling said in the statement. “After a year in gestation, it is very exciting to see this project moving onto the next phrase.”
The Harry Potter play is expected to premiere sometime in 2015. The seven books in Rowlings series, translated into 77 languanges, have sold 450 million copies.The books were brought to the big screen by Warner Bros. in eight movies.
– Chelsea Regan
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