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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Movie Rumors Squashed

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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.