According to CNN today, Daniel Radcliffe has agreed to play Harry Potter in the last two films.
“LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to star in the final two “Harry Potter” films, Warner Bros. said Monday.
Radcliffe, who plays the bespectacled schoolboy wizard in the Hollywood adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s novels, will reprise the role in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
Warner Bros. will release the fifth installment — “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” — on July 13, a week before the book “The Deathly Hallows” is released. The show dates for the last two movies haven’t been announced.
Radcliffe, 17, is in the London stage production of “Equus,” in which he plays a troubled stable boy who mutilates horses. The racy role is quite the departure for the teen known best as Harry Potter. In the play, Radcliffe swears, smokes and appears nude.”
Of course, there was no way he wasn’t going to be in the last two movies. It’s not like a boy can make a living nakedly mutilating horses on the London theater scene. I really just chose this story so that I could re-post this picture.
And for those of you who are creeped out by that side of Danny Boy, here is the trailer for “Order of the Phoenix.” 130 days and counting!