1. She's Back

    Rowling to Write Potter Spinoff Movie

    FILE - In this  July 7, 2011 file photo, British author JK Rowling arrives in Trafalgar Square, in central London, for the World Premiere of "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the last film in the series. This fall, British writer J.K. Rowling plans to make her one and only in-person appearance in the U.S. to promote her first novel for adults. The "Harry Potter" author will discuss "The Casual Vacancy" at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center on Oct. 16. The venue can seat about 1,100 people.  Little, Brown and Company announced Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2012, that Rowling will be interviewed on stage by fellow author Ann Patchett and will take "select" audience questions. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)

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    You didn't think Harry Potter was over, did you? Warner Bros. announced Thursday that J.K. Rowling will be the screenwriter for a new series of Potter-themed movies based on the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be the title of the first film. The new series will tell the story of the book's fictional author, Newt Scamander. Rowling warned that the new movies will not be "sequels" to Harry Potter; in fact, Newt Scamander's story "will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets underway." Rowling said Warner Bros. approached her with the idea, and she couldn't bear the thought of the movie being written by someone else.

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