Here’s the conflict: The HARRY POTTER star is signed on to appear in this year’s Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The only problem is at the same time, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II is due to open in July, in London.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Problem: Radcliffe might not be available to fully promote the final film in one of the biggest film series of our time.
So what do Warner’s execs do?Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â According to the New York Post, they made a deal to rent out the Hirschfield Theater (where ‘Business’ will be playing) for five nights to keep his schedule free and clear.
A source tells the Post,
“This is the final film, so it’s a big deal. A grand world premiere is being planned as well as a U.S. premiere and a press tour. They absolutely couldn’t do it without their big star. But the theater producers dug their heels in and said they wouldn’t release Radcliffe unless Warner bought out the entire theater for the nights they need him.”
The deal to rent out the theater cost the studeio $500,000.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Really doesn’t seem like too much in the scheme of things…especially if your movie is going to gross that in like the first minute…just sayin…
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II opens July 15, 2011.