J.K. Rowling aims to please “Harry Potter” fans. According to a Dec. 20 E! News report, the writer is working on a play about Harry’s early years prior to his time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
In a statement announced on Dec. 20, Rowling said the theater production will “explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and outcast.” The writer will co-produce the play, together with British theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender.
“Over the years I have received countless approaches about turning Harry Potter into a theatrical production, but Sonia and Colin's vision was the only one that really made sense to me, and which had the sensitivity, intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bringing Harry's story to the stage.” Rowling said.
According to the Associated Press, Rowling, whose “Harry Potter” novels have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide, will not write the script herself. No writer, director or opening date have been chosen or set for the show. It will however, be developed in Britain in 2014.