Danny Radcliffe has overextended himself, and it's costing Warner Bros. $500,000. The 'Harry Potter' actor is signed on to appear in this year's Broadway revival of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.' At the same time, the second installment of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' is due to open in July, in London. This means that the English actor might not be available to fulfill promo obligations for the final film in the 'Harry Potter' saga. What's a wizard to do?

Warner's execs have made a deal to rent out the Hirschfield Theater where Radcliffe's play is being staged for five nights to keep his schedule free and clear. It's costing them a pretty penny, and according to the New York Post, studio bosses are not pleased. A source told them:

"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."

Meanwhile, Radcliffe's rep is smoothing things over by claiming, "Everything is fine, Dan is promoting the film and is happy to do so. With all productions there are scheduling issues but everything has all been worked out. Warner Bros. is very supportive of Dan, and there is no issue."

It's certainly an expensive non-issue, don't you think?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
PG-13 2011
Based on 41 critics

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