Wizarding World announced that the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, will be read by a different celebrity every week as part of their new Harry Potter at Home initiative. In a special video they gave a sneak peek to some of the familiar faces that will be joining in on the fun and they picked the perfect person to start it all off.
Surprise! We've got a treat for you…From today, amazing friends of the Wizarding World are going to take turns reading Harry Potter book one.
And to start us off with Chapter 1, we think you’ll agree we have the perfect narrator...⚡️ #HarryPotterAtHome
— Wizarding World (@wizardingworld) May 5, 2020
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will be reading the first chapter of the book. Other celebs like David Beckham and Dakota Fanning will be reading as well. Eddie Redmayne and Claudia Kim, who star in the Fantastic Beasts film series, Noma Dumezweni, who played Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Stephen Fry, the reader for the British Harry Potter audiobooks, are also a part of the project and will read chapters..
"As the figurehead of the Harry Potter films for so many years, we hope you love watching this incredibly special video of Daniel revisiting Harry’s adventure – this time not on a film set, but through the pages of the first book," Wizarding World wrote.
Fans can watch their fave celebs read the book on the Wizarding World website or listen to an audio-only version on Spotify. All 17 chapters will be released by the end of the project and some special guests and surprises will also be popping up along the way.
So sit back, relax, and even grab your own copy of Harry Potter to follow along with 'cause it will certainly be a very ~magical~ adventure.
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