J K Rowling to co-produce ‘Harry Potter’ London Stage Play. According to press reports, J.K. Rowling is to co-produce a magical new stage play based on the best-selling Harry Potter series of books.
Rowling will not write the stage production, but will co-produce and collaborate with a playwright.
The Harry Potter series began with ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’, published in 1997, with the Harry Potter books having sold in excess of 450 million copies and translated into 77 languages.
Eight films have been made with Daniel Radcliffe starring as Harry Potter, along with Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, as Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, his two best friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The play will be guided by London and New York producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, and will look at the early years of Harry Potter as “an orphan and outcast”.
Such a production would have a huge amount of support from the followers of ‘Harry Potter’. Once a theatre is found to house the production, probaby some time in 2015, and if the sucess of this follows the books and films, then watch out for the next ‘Harry Potter’ Blockbuster.
Friday 20th December 2013