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  • 22 December 2013, 5:57

JK Rowling To Work On Harry Potter Stage Play

JK Rowling is to collaborate on a stage play about Harry Potter.

The author has announced that she is working on a production about the boy wizard's life before he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Rowling said in a statement that the play will "explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and outcast".

She will be co-producer on the show, along with veteran theatre producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender.

Rowling will collaborate with a writer for the production, but will not write the script herself.

She said: '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."

A writer and director are yet to be chosen.

Rowling's Harry Potter novels have sold more than 450 million copies around the world and have been translated into 77 languages.

The books were adapted into eight Warner Bros feature films, which has become the highest-grossing film series in history.

The author also wrote The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults, which was published in 2012.

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