Rowling – who went from being a single mother receiving state benefits to being worth an estimated $804 million following the worldwide success of the schoolboy wizard franchise – will be portrayed in the film by actress Poppy Montgomery, known for her role as FBI agent Samantha Spade in US TV series ‘Without a Trace’.
Titled ‘Strange Magic’, the movie will feature details of the writer’s early life in Britain, as well as explaining how the ‘Harry Potter’ concept was envisaged while the 45-year-old author was on a train journey from Manchester to London, reports contactmusic.com.
After revisiting her former cramped Edinburgh flat – where she penned the first book in the franchise, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – with a British TV crew, Rowling broke down in tears.
“I feel I really became myself here. This is where I turned my life around. I’d made such a mess of things. So I just thought, ‘Well, I want to write’ – and I wrote the book,” she said.