Wednesday 29 March 2017

JK Rowling story traced in film

JK Rowling is famously protective of her private life
JK Rowling is famously protective of her private life

JK Rowling's rise to fame and fortune will be traced in a new film, according to reports.

Australian actress Poppy Montgomery, who plays an FBI agent in Without A Trace, is set to star as the writer in the unofficial biopic called Strange Magic.

The made-for-television movie will be filmed in Canada with the city of Victoria doubling for Edinburgh where the Harry Potter author, who is famously protective of her private life, is based.

Speaking at this year's Baftas, she recalled how "wary" she was when she was first approached by a film-maker who wanted to put the adventures of the young wizard on the big screen.

JK, who is one of the richest women in the world, has admitted to struggling with depression in her 20s and her first novel was rejected several times.

The books have sold more than 400 million copies and been translated into 67 languages.

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