JK Rowling Confirms ‘Harry Potter & the Cursed Child’ Play will Not Become a Movie

By James Knight on Mar 03, 2016 02:56 AM EST

J.K. Rowling may have broken a few hearts when she broke the news on Twitter this week that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will not be made into a movie. However, the upcoming London stage play will be made into a book. The new was recently revealed that the script will be printed as a book. We have also recently gotten a look at the cast list as well as the first cast photo. Check the report below for a run down of all the latest information.

“You heard wrong, I'm afraid. #CursedChild is a play. #FantasticBeasts will be 3 movies, though!”

In the past few weeks, the official complete cast list and first official cast photo were released.

Have no fear. The script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is about to become a new book, as Rowling’s recently revealed on Pottermore:

“Theatre previews allow the creative team the chance to rehearse and explore scenes further before a production’s official opening night. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens for previews several weeks before its official first performance on Saturday 30 July and the Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will later be replaced by a Definitive Collector’s Edition.”

The official cast list for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child includes:

Jamie Parker as Harry Potter.
Noma Dumezweni as Hermione.
Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley.

The rest of the cast includes:

Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabelle Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle, Sam Clemmett, Morag Cross, Claudia Grant, James Howard, Chris Jarman, Martin Johnston, Chipo Kureya, James Le Lacheur, Helena Lymbery, Tom Mackley, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Andrew McDonald, Adam McNamara, Poppy Miller, Tom Milligan, Jack North, Alex Price, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno Silva, Cherrelle Skeete, Esther Smith and Joshua Wyatt.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child starts previews in May and will officially open this July at the Palace Theatre London.

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