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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Release Date: July 15, 2009

August 14, 2008
Harry Potter 6 checks out of 2008

Thanks in part to the WGA strike, Warner Bros. bumped the latest Harry Potter film out of 2008. It is now set to debut in theaters on July 17, 2009. WB President Alan Horn told The Hollywood Reporter: "We are still feeling the repercussions of the writers strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films -- changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of. We agreed the best strategy was to move 'Half-Blood Prince' to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tentpole release for midsummer."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





May 26, 2008
Harry Potter actor stabbed to death

Rob Knox, a British teenager who was tapped to play a minor role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was stabbed to death during a brawl in London last weekend. The fight occurred early Saturday morning outside a bar. Knox plays Ravenclaw student Marcus Belby.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter





November 4, 2005
Kloves returns to Potter

Steven Kloves, who adapted the screenplay for the first four adaptations of the books in the Harry Potter series, will return for the sixth outing, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Kloves had taken time away from Potter and friends so that he could focus on his own directorial debut, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Source: Variety

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