'Harry Potter' Is Becoming a Stage Show!
By JACKIE WILLIS
December 20, 2013
Christmas has come early for those fans of Harry Potter! J.K. Rowling has announced that she will be bringing the wizardry of her book-turned-movies to the stage!
Within the next two years, the play is set to open in London's West End, The Daily Mail reports. According to the U.K. news agency, Rowling will act as a co-producer alongside theater vets Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender.
But the play will tell a story yet to be told. The stage production is said to be focusing on "Harry Potter's early years as an orphan and outcast," and will "offer a unique insight into the heart and mind of the now legendary young wizard. A seemingly ordinary boy, but one for whom destiny has plans."
This isn't the first time Rowling has been asked to turn her beloved stories into plays, but she says Friedman and Callender's approach was "the only one 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."
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She tells Daily Mail, "After a year in gestation, it is very exciting to see this project moving onto the next phase."
It was announced earlier this year that Rowling is also working on a spin-off movie to the Harry Potter franchise titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Are you excited for a Harry Potter play?