Warner Bros. is taking the necessary steps to make Harry Potter and the Cursed Child turns into a feature film. It is being reported that they are in conversations with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint to come back and reprise their roles.
Jim Hill, who is a theme park historian and journalist and he has solid contacts at Disney and Universal. During the conversation with Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, Hill talked about the current contract between NBCUniversal and Warner Bros., which has a specific a clause that allows NBCUniversal the exclusive broadcast rights for all Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films from July 1, 2018, and on. This is where The Cursed Child comes into play.
“They not only have Potter, they have Fantastic Beasts and, supposedly, if you drill down into the language of the deal, they also have – when they’re finally made – the trilogy of movies that will be based on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
He then offers this bit of information that is sure to excite fans:
“I have heard that Warner Bros. has actually had conversations with [Emma Watson], with Rupert [Grint], and, of course, Daniel [Radcliffe] about Cursed Child, ‘cause they want this to be, for lack of a better term, Harry Potter: The Force Awakens. They want this trilogy of movies to have the actors that we know and love from the original films, that we watched grow up, as adults. And, of course, they’re hiring a bunch of new, younger actors to play their children with the hope that, ‘If we can lean on J.K. [Rowling], maybe there’ll be The Cursed Adolescent.'”
There’s no official confirmation of any of this, this is just a rumor at the moment.