Warner's execs have made a deal to rent out the Hirschfield Theater where Radcliffe's play is being staged for five nights to keep his schedule free and clear. It's costing them a pretty penny, and according to the New York Post, studio bosses are not pleased. A source told them:
"This is the final film, so it's a big deal. A grand world premiere is being planned as well as a U.S. premiere and a press tour. They absolutely couldn't do it without their big star. But the theater producers dug their heels in and said they wouldn't release Radcliffe unless Warner bought out the entire theater for the nights they need him."
Meanwhile, Radcliffe's rep is smoothing things over by claiming, "Everything is fine, Dan is promoting the film and is happy to do so. With all productions there are scheduling issues but everything has all been worked out. Warner Bros. is very supportive of Dan, and there is no issue."
It's certainly an expensive non-issue, don't you think?