Producers decided not use the ballad

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Bruce Springsteen has revealed that he wrote a song intended for the Harry Potter film franchise.

In an interview with BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo, the American singer-songwriter said he offered Harry Potter producers the chance to use his ballad ‘I’ll Stand By You Always’ but was turned down.

“It was pretty good,” he said. “It was a song that I wrote for my eldest son, it was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I’d sing myself. But it was something that I thought would have fit lovely.”

It’s possible that one of Springsteen’s songs could still find their way into a Harry Potter movie, however. Last week, JK Rowling announced that her spin-off novella Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be adapted into five movies.

The author’s decision to extend the 128 page book into a new film series was questioned by some on social media. Rowling responded by reassuring fans: “I think, when you realise what story we’re *really* telling, you’ll understand that it can’t possibly fit in one movie!”

The first movie in the series, starring Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell, hits cinemas worldwide on November 18.