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Movie to be made on JK Rowling's life

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Updated: February 18, 2011, 4:44 PM IST
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Movie to be made on JK Rowling's life
Actress Poppy Montgomery is said to be playing the writer in the film.

London: Harry Potter author JK Rowling's life story is to be turned into a movie.

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".

Entitled 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.

First Published: February 18, 2011, 4:44 PM IST
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