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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Movie Rumors Squashed

Sounds like you'll need to cast a pretty powerful spell to bring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the big screen.

Back in July, Hypable reported that Warner Bros. filed a trademark for the London stage play based on the eighth story in the Harry Potter universe. Set 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows, it's centered on a grown-up Harry Potter and his young son Albus Severus Potter. That led to a report by the New York Daily News, which claimed Warner Bros. wants a Cursed Child movie "as soon as 2020."

But Warner Bros. quickly put the rumor to rest. The studio released this statement to the Huffington Post: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film."

Daniel Radcliffe does not portray Harry Potter in the play, and he told RadioTimes he'd consider reprising the role in a film, but "it would depend on the script."

Meanwhile, author J.K. Rowling makes her screenwriting debut with the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the 2001 Harry Potter spin-off novel. It will definitely materialize in theaters Nov. 18.