Everyone’s been waiting for Harry Potter to arrive on the big screen, and on March 2 he’ll finally be there.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced yesterday that the first-ever sneak peak of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be made available to media outlets via satellite tomorrow, and will hit theaters on Friday when “See Spot Run” opens nationwide.
“Harry Potter” began shooting last September and recently wrapped a few days ahead of schedule. Slated for release in November of this year, the movie stars newcomer Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Emma Watson as his friend Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint as pal Ron Weasley. John Cleese makes a semi-appearance, playing the ghoulish Nick the Nearly Headless Horseman, and Oscar nominee Julie Walters plays Mrs. Weasley.
Warner Brothers has optioned the rights to the first four books in J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, which includes “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” The books have been tremendously successful, and have made the author, J.K. Rowling, the best-selling female writer in history.