The stars of Harry Potter are getting a makeover from the team behind Brad Pitt's transformation for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON - they're set to be digitally aged for the final movie.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are currently filming for the last two-part movie of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The epilogue of the J.K. Rowling novel takes place 19 years in the future, when their characters are in their thirties.
But instead of casting older actors to play them, movie bosses are using digital technology to age them - the same technique used in Pitt's hit film.
Producer David Heyman says, "We were looking at different ways of doing it, other actors and so on. And then we saw The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and that ageing technology so I think we'll try that because I'd feel terrible about having other people take those parts at the last gasp."
However, Radcliffe is worried about the ageing process - insisting he'd rather another actor portray an older Harry Potter rather than risk it going wrong.
He says, "If it's good I'll be really pleased but I'm just nervous about the idea. If it's not good and that's what people are left with that would be awful.
"If it came to a choice between having me, Emma and Rupert looking a bit stupid and it being slightly comical or having other actors play us I would go for the other actors every time."
But he's adamant that he and his other co-stars will do their best to cast their magic in the scenes.
Radcliffe adds, "Having now seen Benjamin Button I know that it can be done and it's going to be up to me, Rupert and Emma to look older and try to get that."