J.K. Rowling quashes rumors of a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film adaptation
She does, however, have a couple new projects in the works
The inauguration of Donald Trump is as depressing an event for some Americans as it is triumphant for others. Apparently, some of those looking for a silver lining have bought into a rumor that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the play that opened in London last year picking up Harry Potter’s story decades later, may be adapted into a movie. J.K. Rowling has some disappointing news for those fans, unfortunately.
“I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy,” Rowling wrote on Twitter Friday.
Despite this, fans can take heart in the fact that Rowling is indeed hard at work on new books. According to her, one of them will be under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith (and thus a presumable continuation of the Cormoran Strike series) and one under her own name. Rowling also hinted that they are somehow related to Dutch Golden Age painter Harmen Steenwyck’s Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, which she just made her new Twitter cover photo. She won’t say which might come out first, or when they’ll come out at all, but Rowling fans do have some things to look forward to in the near future.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child