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Daniel Radcliffe Confirms He Won't Bring the Magic to the New 'Harry Potter' Pic

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While the world will get to relish in some more J.K. Rowling movie magic by way of her very own scripted "Harry Potter" spin-off series "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" — cue the global eeeeeeeeeeep! — we fans might as well go ahead and adjust to the fact (read: get the sobbing over with) that The Boy Who Lived won't be making any cameos in the new installment(s).

Daniel Radcliffe, who's been trying to shed his bespectacled boy wizard image by portraying the twistier side of Allen Ginsberg in "Kill Your Darlings" and getting all diabolical-like in the adaptation of "Horns," has spoken up about the news that Rowling'll cast her spell once more and declared that he, for one, won't be a part of it. (It makes total sense, given that the story takes place the better part of a century before Harry's tenure at Hogwarts, but still.)

But there's still some good news in the Quibbler today, Potterheads. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Rolling Stone

'Fantastic' News: J.K. Rowling Writing More 'Harry Potter' World Movies

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Ready to do some serious hand-flailing? 'Cause you're definitely about to.

So, everyone knows that when it comes to the box office, J.K. Rowling and her "Harry Potter" book-to-screen phenomenon proved to be pure freakin' magic. And while Warner Bros. tried to move on after the "Deathly Hallows" two-parter and make southern gothic witchcraft a viable thing by way of "Beautiful Creatures," the studio is nowhere near ready to give up on the series that apparated (that's Hogwarts speak for summoned in) so many piles of cash for it even Gringott's would need to tighten up security to bank it.

Generous though our magic queen is, she's now signed on to write — that's her actual hand to paper, 'cause that's how she rolls — the screenplays for a new film series about the "Harry Potter" world. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Wrap

Visit 'Harry Potter's' Diagon Alley Using Google Maps

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Muggles, unite! The magic of the internet (way more sleek than a wand, if you ask us) has made it possible for us to explore wizarding London without actually leaving our desks.

Now, make your way to Diagon Alley and enter J.K. Rowling's magical world of witchcraft and wizardry — all using the power of your handy dandy MacBook. Thanks to Google Maps' Street View, we mere muggles (and those of us who can't afford the airfare/Floo powder to London) now get a chance to navigate through Ollivanders Wand Shop, Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, and more. Get More »

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Move Over, Hogwarts, And Say Hello To J.K. Rowling's New... Treehouse?

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In the magical world of "Harry Potter," the forest was a dark and disturbing place, hence the name "The Forbidden Forest." No kids allowed! But in the almost as magical world of author J.K. Rowling, the forest is something to be celebrated and enjoyed by children, which is just one reason she's filed plans with local authorities to build a pair of gigantic treehouses on her estate so elaborate and fantastic they nearly put Hogwarts to shame.

It's pretty cool what a great imagination and an unlimited amount of money can do. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Daily Mail

At Long Last, We Can Accio 'Harry Potter' Encyclopedia

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The boy who lived might be moving into retirement (OK, maybe just his 20s), but that doesn't mean his story has to end. Author J.K. Rowling has recently confirmed that she is hard at work on her promised encyclopedia of the "Harry Potter" world. (Insert cheering here.)

In the FAQ section of her site, the scribe explained, "For a long time I have been promising an encyclopedia of Harry's world, and I have started work on this now—some it forms the new content in Pottermore. It is likely to be a time-consuming job, but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Guardian

J.K. Rowling's Next Book Has a Not-So Magical Title

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Do you feel something missing from your life since the "Harry Potter" series came to a close? Well, that gap is about to be filled, because J.K. Rowling (who's now richer than the Queen Mum herself), is moving beyond the boy who lived. Way beyond.

Rowling has announced that her next book — her first for adults (though we'd argue "Potter" was perfectly suitable reading material for all ages) — will be entitled "The Casual Vacancy." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Wall Street Journal

Pottermore Is Finally Ready! Well ... Almost

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For the past several months, fans around the world have been united in asking one burning question question: What the heck is going on with Pottermore?

J.K. Rowling's new "Harry Potter" website, which promised to provide an unparalleled interactive online experience, also promised to be available to the masses back in October. And then... nothing.

Were Death Eaters responsible? Had Voldemort won after all? Was the magic, in fact, gone? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Pottermore

J.K. Rowling's Post-'Potter' Bombshell: A New Novel for Grown-Ups

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"Harry Potter" fans got an extremely tasty treat today, and we're not talking about Bertie Bott's jelly beans.

Although it's hardly a secret that we have been snapping up the "Harry Potter" books just as eagerly as the grade schoolers they were written for, we grown-ups are getting our very own J. K. Rowling novel!

Similar to the mysterious Pottermore announcement a while back, all the info we have is a press release that seems to have magically appeared in our inboxes and a note on the website of Rowling's literary agency.

Simply put, the official (and officially scant) details are as follows: Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Blair Partnership

Alan Rickman Was J.K. Rowling's Secret-Keeper

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Spoilers are a tricky thing; we should know, considering this story is totally full of them (you've been warned!). Frankly, one look at your Facebook page should be all you need in order to realize how few people seem capable of keeping spoilers intact. But if you've got a deep, dark secret, there's one person who will never spoil anything for you: Alan Rickman.

After all, according to a new interview with The Los Angeles Times, Rickman finally reveals that he knew all along the shocking truth behind his "Harry Potter" character Severus Snape ... because J.K. Rowling told him all the details years before "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was published. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Los Angeles Times

J.K. Rowling's Competition: Daniel Radcliffe?

Watch out, J.K. Rowling, because there's a new author looking to take your crown -- and it's someone very, very familiar.

In a brand new exclusive interview with MTV, Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he's currently spending his free time writing a screenplay for a film that he promises "no one wants to see." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: MTV
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