Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis has admitted that the new Harry Potter movie will be bloody and gory.

The actor returns to the role of Neville Longbottom, a role he has played since Philosopher's Stone, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Deathly Hallows is the final movie in the Potter series and is to be split into two movies, the first being released this Christmas.

Speaking to the actor said: "David [Yates, director] as well as [screenwriter] Steve Kloves haven't shied away from the more severe stuff in it that was in the book.

"It's bloody and it's gory and it's very real. But it's been cool and it's not like anything I've had to do before," he said.

The second film will follow in the summer of 2011 and Lewis agrees with the decision to make two movies out of the final story as it allowed more of the  original material to make it to the big screen.

"[They're] trying to keep as much stuff as they can from the book in the film. We want to hit all the points and no one's making it into a good film everyone enjoys - we're going to stick to the book and we're gonna say, 'Look, some of it is quite harrowing, some of it's quite serious.

"People do die and you're just gonna have to...' It's not sugar-coated. It's right there, it's quite raw and all the performances have had to step up."

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