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Daniel Radcliffe Says No to New 'Harry Potter' Film

Actor won't return for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' spinoff

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September 18, 2013 12:50 PM ET

J.K. Rowling will revisit the world of Harry Potter in her new spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but Daniel Radcliffe has no plans to reprise his role as the Boy Who Lived. The actor who played Potter says he "won't be involved" in the planned film series and casts doubt on whether fellow Harry Potter stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson would return. "I don't know if any of us [the original Potter cast] will be," Radcliffe said, according to The Guardian. "I know nothing about it."

Nine Ideas for the 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts'

Rowling is planning a series of spinoffs around the wizarding textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – which Potter and his fellow students used at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – and its fictional author, Newt Scamander. Rowling is writing the screenplay herself, her first-ever script. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rowling has secured extensive creative control, particularly for a first-time screenwriter; her partner, Warner Bros., cannot hire someone else to rewrite the script without her approval.

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