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05 Nov 2010

Grab your broomsticks, wave your wands and head over to Yonge and Dundas Square to be a part of the ultimate Harry Potter celebration

Toronto – November 5, 2010

What: Warner Bros. Pictures celebrates the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

Where: Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto, ON

When: Friday, November 12th between 4:00 to 5:00 PM

harry-potterWarner Bros. Pictures will be celebrating the last chapter of the most successful motion picture franchise of all time, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at Yonge and Dundas Square. The Square will be transformed in to the ultimate Harry Potter celebration, which will include Wizarding world treats (Harry Potter Black Cotton Candy, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and more), contests for a chance to win Harry Potter prizes, an opportunity for fans to come together and much more.

Warner Bros. Pictures is inviting fans of all ages to head down to the Square and dress up as their favourite Harry Potter character. Those present will also get the chance to be a part of the Ultimate Fan Photo. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates Film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a motion picture event, told in two full-length parts and will be opening nationwide on November 19th, 2010.

Heading the cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise the roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Toby Jones, David Legeno, Simon McBurney, Helen McCrory, Nick Moran, Peter Mullen, David O’Hara, Clémence Poésy, Natalia Tena, Julie Walters, Mark Williams and Bonnie Wright.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes—the keys to Voldemort’s immortality. On their own, without the guidance or protection of their professors, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the Wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as Voldemort’s followers look for Harry with orders to bring him to the Dark Lord…alive.

Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale—the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” was directed by David Yates, who also helmed “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, again produced the film, together with David Barron and J.K. Rowling. Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer, with John Trehy and Tim Lewis serving as co-producers.

Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography Eduardo Serra, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, composer Alexandre Desplat, visual effects supervisor Tim Burke, and costume designer Jany Temime.

Concurrently with its nationwide theatrical release, the film will be released in select IMAX® theatres. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world’s most immersive movie experience.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. The film has been rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality.

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