Director, writer chosen for “Harry Potter” stage play?

The Daily Mail is reporting that J.K. Rowling may have settled on a writer and director for the Harry Potter stage play that was confirmed back in December.

The Mail claims that John Tiffany, who has been nominated for a Tony award this season for his revival of The Glass Menagerie, is in early negotiations to direct the play, while Jack Thorne, whom Tiffany worked with on Let the Right One In, has been approached to work with Jo on writing the stage script.

The paper also takes a moment to speculate on the size of the venue that will carry the show, quoting an unnamed Warner Bros. executive.

We will see what we have when it’s written and proceed from there. Remember: it’s a play, not a musical; so we may not require a great big theatre.

Perhaps the most interesting claim the article makes is that the play, which has been described as an “intimate personal drama” about the early years of Harry’s life, will also explore the lives of Harry’s parents, Lily and James.

In light of recent events, perhaps stories posted by the Daily Mail should be taken with a grain of salt (although the story has been picked up by Broadway World). At this time there has been no official confirmation of this news, but then again, back when the Daily Mail first claimed that Jo had sanctioned a Potter stage play, we were skeptical, too.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated! In the meantime, what are your hopes for the Potter play?

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.