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‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff Movie Finally Has A Lead Actor! Will J.K. Rowling Consider The Idea Of Publishing ‘Harry Potter’ Book 8?

By Eunice Alcala | May 18, 2015 02:43 AM EDT


Ever since the final "Harry Potter" film has been released, fans couldn't stop but ask J.K. Rowling if she would still find it in her heart to publish another book about "The Boy Who Lived." The author clarified that there would not be an eighth book but fans should not be disheartened because the "Harry Potter" spinoff movie is in the works!

The British novelist recently completed the script for the "Harry Potter" spinoff movie entitled "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." It has been confirmed as well that Eddie Redmayne nabbed the lead role in the film. The actor will be playing the role of Newt Scamander.

Eddie Redmayne recently won an Oscar for his stellar performance as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything."

The "Harry Potter" spinoff film takes place seventy years before Harry Potter entered Hogwarts.

J.K Rowling previously clarified to Vanity Fair that the film is not a prequel but "an extension of the wizarding world." However, in 2014, she teased fans that it might be fascinating to incorporate Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson in the upcoming film.

"I really want you, Dan and Rupert in really heavy make-up in the background of a scene in Fantastic Beasts, and I'll join you. We'll sit in a bar room having a laugh for an afternoon, and then we can see if anyone can spot us. I personally would like to be in drag, just to make sure no-one can spot me at all!" she said as reported by the Daily Mail.

The "Harry Potter" spinoff film is an adaptation of the book which J.K Rowling published in 2001. The movie's title also pertains to a textbook being used by Hogwarts students.

Even if there will be a film relating to Harry Potter's fascinating world, J.K. Rowling again clarified that an eighth book is not in the works.

"I've always said, I'm not going to say I definitely won't. Because I don't see why I should say that. But I think, Harry Potter 8, as in what happened next to Harry, Ron and Hermione, I don't think that's going to happen," she previously told Today's host Matt Lauer.

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