'Stay Stunned' as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Movie Will be on Screen in 2019

Published June 30th, 2018 - 06:22 GMT
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (Twitter)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (Twitter)

The Tony Award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is to begin performances in San Francisco in the fall of 2019.

The show's producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender made the announcement Thursday, but did not say who would star in the staging.

"The beautiful and historic Curran in San Francisco is the perfect theater for the next North American company of Cursed Child. We are delighted that ATG and Carole Shorenstein Hays have worked their magic to provide the ideal West Coast home for the production," Friedman and Callender said in a joint statement.

Featuring adult versions of the iconic characters from J.K. Rowling's bestselling fantasy novels, the play is now being performed in New York and London. An Australian production is set to premiere in Melbourne in early 2019.

The play is based on an original story by Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, with Tiffany credited as the author of the two-part drama.

"It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children," a summary of the story said. "While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, this month.

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