Potter Script A Winner

Directors fight over script

by Willow Green |
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Any director worth his salt wil have had his people staking out the Warner Bros offices this weekend, following the news that the much-anticipated Steve Kloves' script of the Harry Potter book finally landed on executive's desks. Although it's the kind of story more usually associated with BBC's Sunday evening family-friendly fare, the movie version of JK Rowling's book has sparked something of a feeding frenzy in Hollywood. The roll call of A-list directors seemingly interested in helming the project seems boundless with names like Spielberg, Demme, Reiner and Levinson all being bandied about. According to a report in USA Today, first reports of Kloves' script are that is 'considered very true to the book, maintaining its whimsy.' A matter of more importance to the book's many British fans is that the studio casts British actors in the lead roles - rather than Americanising the story. The paper also reports that Warner Bros are keen to appoint a director very soon, so that budgets for the extensive special effects that the film will require can be worked out as soon as possible.

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