Bruce Springsteen's Lost 'Harry Potter' Song Finds a Movie to Call Home
A song Bruce Springsteen wrote almost 20 years ago for a "Harry Potter" movie will finally get released in a movie.
Springsteen recorded "I'll Stand By You Always" in 2001 and offered it to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" director Chris Columbus, who turned it down.
Now, the song will be added to the end credits of "Blinded By the Light," an upcoming movie film from Gurinder Chadha ("Bend It Like Beckham").
The film is based on Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir "Greetings From Bury Park, which recounts his years as a Pakistani teen in a small British town. His love for Springsteen's songs inspired him to become a writer.
Springsteen liked Manzoor’s book and gave his approval to the use of 15 of his songs in the movie.
"I'll Stand By You Always" was not part of "Blinded By the Light" when it screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The movie received glowing reviews and landed a $15 million deal with New Line.
The song has been added to the end credits, following "Born to Run."