Final Harry Potter film gets release date

Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:42pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Harry has a final date with film destiny: Warner Bros. will open the eighth film in its Potter franchise -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" -- on July 15, 2011.

"Deathly Hallows: Part I" is set to unspool November 19, 2010. The studio decided to split the seventh and final book in the Potter series into two movies because of the tome's length.

On Wednesday Warners also announced that is has postponed the release of its holiday feature "Sherlock Holmes" to December 25 from November 1.

<p>J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, sits in her car after leaving the U.S. District Court in New York April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott</p>