Daniel Radcliffe has announced that he's moved past the Harry Potter franchise and has no interest in returning for a film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, telling the New York Times, "It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now."
The performer made his Broadway debut in a 2008 revival of Equus, and went on to star in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Lifespan of a Fact. He also starred in West End productions of The Cripple Of Inishmaan, and most recently, Endgame. Radcliffe will return to the New York stage later this year with an Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop.
Radcliffe reunited with his Harry Potter costars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint for HBO Max's Harry Potter 20th Anniversary special, released earlier this year. Citing director Chris Columbus' recent statement that he'd be interested in bringing Cursed Child to the screen with Radcliffe, the Times asked the stage and screen star about the potential of him returning to J.K. Rowling's famed franchise.
"This isn’t the answer that anybody’s going to want, but I think I was so able to go back and enjoy it because it’s not a part of my day-to-day life anymore," he shares. “I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter okay and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life."
Based on an original story by Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne and written by Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brings the boy wizard to the stage in a follow-up taking place two decades after the events of the book series. The work opened on Broadway in 2018 following its successful London premiere in 2016. The production went on to be nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning five, including Best Play.
As of now, no concrete details have been announced about a movie adaptation of the property.