J.K. Rowling denies rumors about ‘Cursed Child’ movie plans with original ‘Harry Potter’ stars

J. K. Rowling arrives on the red carpet at the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" world premiere on November 10, 2016 in New York City. File Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI

Jan. 21, 2017 (UPI) — J.K. Rowling has four, little words to say regarding rumors that a movie franchise is in the works based on the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

“This. Is. Not. True.” the writer tweeted Friday, along with a screenshot of an article trumpeting the news.

“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!” another post from the Potter creator insisted.

The Sun newspaper and other media outlets quoted a journalist as saying on a podcast that Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint — the stars of the original eight “Harry Potter” movie adaptations of Rowling’s novels — are in talks to reprise their roles of Harry, Hermione and Ron in a new trilogy, which would be set about 20 years after the events of the last “Harry Potter” movie, “Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” released in 2011.

I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumour about a movie trilogy!

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