Tony winner John Tiffany may be casting his magical spell over the upcoming Harry Potter play in London’s West End. The director, who recently received a Tony nod for his work on The Glass Menagerie, is in negotiation to direct the production, which could be ready to open in late 2015. According to the Daily Mail, playwright Jack Thorne is also in talks to work with J.K. Rowling on the script.
Tiffany won the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical for Once. Thorne and Tiffany recently collaborated in Let The Right One In, currently playing in the West End.
The Harry Potter play will focus on Harry Potter’s early years as an orphan and outcast as well as looking into the story of his parents, James and Lily Evans Potter. The seven-volume Harry Potter series has sold more than 450 million copies and been translated into 77 languages. The books were adapted into eight movies starring Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.