London, January: To celebrate the countdown to the Blu-ray and DVD release of the record-breaking “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, announced today that fans will be given the opportunity to choose the cover art for the UK and Irish Blu-ray release via the Harry Potter UK Page on Facebook.
A poll within the Facebook page will give fans in the U.K. and Ireland the chance to vote for their favourite artwork with the winning choice reproduced on the Blu-ray edition. The official Harry Potter UK page on Facebook currently has 913,439 fans, breaking all previously held records for a UK Facebook film page. www.facebook.com/HarryPotterUK
Sarah Bird, Marketing Director, Warner Home Video UK said: “We’re delighted to be offering our UK and Irish Harry Potter fans the chance to get more involved in the film franchise. This exciting and innovative Facebook initiative for the Blu-ray launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is the first of its kind and further demonstrates our commitment to loyal fans”
In “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s power – the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three must rely on one another more than ever…but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. Part 2 in this epic finale to the Harry Potter film series will be in cinemas from July 15th 2011.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is directed by David Yates, who also helmed the blockbusters “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, produced the film, together with David Barron. Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.
Heading the cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory, Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.