Producer Heyman “Cautiously Optimistic” for Kids’ Return to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Nov 20, 2004
At the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD launch, Producer David Heyman said to assembled reporters that he is optimistic about the return of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint for the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, to be adapted for the screen by Michael Goldenberg and rumored to be directed by David Yates. Quotage:
Are you going to replace the three leads [for HP5]?
Heyman: I hope not. The kids are on for the fourth. We now will start discussing the fifth, it’s the same on each film. You’re in the middle of the third you discuss the fourth, you’re in the middle of the second, you discuss the third. I hope they stay with us and they’ll stay with us as long as they want to. There may come a point some day where they decide not to and if they do, they’ll go with all of our blessings. But I hope they stay and they’re wonderful, and I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll have them again for five.
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