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USA Today has published their lengthy interview with Harry Potter and The Casual Vacancy author J.K. Rowling, and she discusses a question that’s been on her minds lately: Will there be a Casual Vacancy movie?

“Personally, I don’t think this is a very filmable book,” she said. “That is one of the things I like about it. I think it’s a very novelly novel in that a lot of what goes on happens internally. You need to understand what’s going on inside people’s heads. So even though a lot happens in the novel, part of the appeal of it for me is that so much of it happens in people’s interior life, and film isn’t necessarily the best medium to portray that.”

Despite her resistance, we would not be surprised to hear about a studio, screenwriter, or director publicly revealing their interest in a possible book-to-film adaptation. The Rowling brand holds too much potential for anyone to ignore the thought of a film.

In this same interview we also hear about her next book which, as discussed in an interview with The Guardian, is for children and near completion. With USA Today she reveals that the book is intended for 7 to 8 year olds. “I think the next thing I publish will be for children, but I don’t really want to be held to that because I also know what my next book for adults will be and I really like that too so it depends. I’ve always had more than one thing going.”

Visit USA Today for more from the author and to hear some light spoilers about The Casual Vacancy’s plot.

  • http://twitter.com/MaireadNguyen Mairead Nguyen

    All hail Queen Rowling!

  • oijg

    I’m still going to read that book for 7 to 8 year olds.

    • http://twitter.com/SofMarie93 Sofia Thomas

      Glad I won’t be the only one reading that book!

      • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.landeen Kevin Landeen

        Ill read anything she writes. I cant wait for The Casual Vacancy!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Hernandez/539018211 Diego Hernandez

          same here :)

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Andrew Sims


    • kitster_kosh

      I didn’t even have to wonder if I’d read it.

    • http://theresabloginmysoup.blogspot.ca/ Kate Pawson Studer

      Nothing could stop me :)

    • SnitchSocks4Dobby

      Glad to know I’m not the only one!!!

    • http://twitter.com/B3lieveInDreams Kristin ♥ ϟ


  • Jay

    Totally saw this coming.

  • Tessa

    Is that a challenge Jo? ;) haha

  • potterjay

    So it turns out ‘Pen and Paper’ really were her priority! And I’m only 10(ish) years older than the children’s book, I can handle that!

  • rsprague

    Yay! I didn’t realize she was working on more right now (at least not publicly). I cannot wait until Thursday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.kay2 Lauren Glover

    As the Mugglecasters have said many times before, I would read her grocery lists.

  • Glaciusx

    I’ll proudly read the book intended for 7-8 year olds on the Subway. Onlookers be damned!

  • PotterFan1029

    I don’t care if Rowling writes 50 Shades fanfiction. I will read it. lol

  • 17jeda

    That being said, people will still try to make money off of the book by making a movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    I’ll read it. But i think i might be disappointed at the length of the book. After all, books for 7-8 year olds do tend to be shorter.

  • http://twitter.com/bowski477 Jill

    If she writes, I will read it. No matter what the target age it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tundebencsics Tünde Bencsics

    All right, let’s see: 1. I agree with JKR, no one should make Casual Vacancy into a movie – it would suck, so much! The book is awesome as it is. 2. I will absolutely read the book that’s for the kids. Yes, I’m THAT guy. 3. I’m looking forward for her next adult book. I hope it’s as good as this one was.

  • PerryPeverell

    A movie could work if it’s not made in Hollywood, but it’ll be tough to get right though. And I too, will read that book! Even if it’s for 7 to 8 year olds, that book will be a wonderful read! I’m so exited!

  • Gary Beasley

    I don’t that i am 17 i’m going get this book and read she is the best author i ever known and i am going to stick with her till the very end

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