Radcliffe On Returning To The Potter Role

Warner Bros. Pictures is no doubt chomping at the bit to get a film adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” into cinemas. With the play following a much older Harry and gang, there’s the obvious question – if it is to go ahead, will they wait another decade required to get the original film cast back together and be age appropriate for the story? Or will they move forward sooner with different and older actors in the role.

Speaking at the Deauville Film Festival the other day, Daniel Radcliffe tells THR that while he won’t dismiss the possibility of returning to the franchise, he’s more than open to someone else taking over the role should Warners want to go forward sooner:

“I’m never going to close the door; that would be a stupid thing to do, but I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it. At the moment it’s not even a concern because I’m too young to play the character, but even in 10 years’ time I would still feel strange about going back to it.

There’s a part of me that’s like, some things are better left untouched. If we went back to Potter, there’s a chance we’d make what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was to the original Star Wars, but there’s also the chance that we’d make Phantom Menace. So I don’t want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved.”

Radcliffe says he has not yet seen the play but thinks star Jamie Parker could take on the film role. Radcliffe recently wrapped the film “Jungle” based on Yossi Ghinsberg’s memoir. The project, shot in Colombia and Australia, follows a trip through the Amazon that went wrong.