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‘Y Tu Mama’ Helmer Gets Potter Film
Alfonso Cuaron, director of this year’s Spanish-language hit “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” has been picked to direct “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” the third movie in the film franchise.
Production will begin in England early next year, with the film scheduled for release in summer 2004, distributor Warner Bros. announced Sunday.
All key cast members are expected to return, including Daniel Radcliffe as boy wizard Harry.
Cuaron will take over from Chris Columbus, who directed “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” last year’s biggest hit, and is finishing “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” due in theaters this November.
Columbus will be a producer on the third film based on the book series created by British author J.K. Rowling.
Born in Mexico, Cuaron made his directing debut in 1991 with “Love in the Time of Hysteria,” following with “A Little Princess” in 1995 and “Great Expectations” in 1998.
The “Harry Potter” tales have “captured the imaginations of many people, myself included, and I am so excited to join an amazingly talented cast and crew,” Cuaron said.