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There's big news in the world of Harry Potter today, with New York Daily News reporting that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be adapted to film and may even star Daniel Radcliffe.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began life as a West End play, but was released as a book in July, becoming the eighth story set in the Harry Potter universe. Sources have apparently said that Warner Bros. executives want to complete the movie by 2020.
"Warners is secretly working on getting the movie rights and a screenplay settled, and of course in their minds only one man (Radcliffe) should be Harry," a Hollywood source stated. "However, he has made it clear that his mind is certainly not focused on returning to the role any time soon - and that could be until he hits 40."
Radcliffe may not be reprising his most-famed role just yet.
Daniel has tried to distance from himself from the franchise since completing the final Harry Potter film. His work away from the franchise has included Kill Your Darlings, Trainwreck and The Woman in Black, as well as that play where he's into getting naked with horses.
Speaking to the Sun recently, he said he wouldn't rule out returning to the series, but he didn't want to become typecast.
"It is a tricky one," he said. "You never want to close a door on anything, especially something that has been so good to me.
"At the moment I am definitely not at a stage where I would feel comfortable going back to it; who knows in 10 and 20 years if I would feel differently about that. And I think I have still got a little while for me to be age appropriate for this (the Cursed Child's) Harry."
Despite a movie adaption not yet being officially confirmed, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has proved a hit with West End audiences and 847,885 copies of the script have been sold during the book's first week of release in the United Kingdom.
The story sees an older Harry, now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, struggling with being a husband and the father to three school-age children.
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