Even though she’s ‘just’ a writer, J.K. Rowling — the mastermind behind the Harry Potter book series — could be looking at an Oscar.
On the series’ most recent film, Harry Potter and the Deatly Hallows Pt. 1, Rowling was also credited as a producer, meaning she’ll collect the Oscar should the film take Best Picture in February.
Deathly Hallows earned more than $200 million in its opening weekend — making it the highest earning film of the seven that have been released so far. 45-year-old Rowling has sold more than 400 million HP books worldwide.
The films’ producer David Heyman said Rowling decided she wanted to be credited for producing on this film:
“Jo had the option of taking a producer credit as early as the fourth film, but she chose not to until the final two films.”
Rowling has had some influence on the previous films by insisting they be shot in Britain with a British cast.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 is the final film of the series. It will hit theaters in July 2011….and I can hardly wait!
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