Surprising first look at Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Yesterday, we ran a story about how the Harry Potter kids have grown up; today, we've got the first image from the last movies, The Deathly Hallows, and boy, are they big. (Is that stubble on Ron's chin?)

The images was published in today's USA Today, which also ran a short story about the two films based on the seventh and final book by J.K. Rowling:

The first installment finds young wizards Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) struggling to find their way in the Muggle (human) world, with their own lives in the balance and the fate of the magical realm in their hands.

"They're paranoid," says Grint. "It's quite a scary world because the Snatchers and Death Eaters are running around everywhere. Harry, Ron and Hermione are just camping out in random places, living rough, in regular clothes." Snatchers and Death Eaters are minions of the evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).

Grint adds, grinning: "Me and Dan actually have some stubble." His facial hair served as a kind of invisibility cloak for the lanky, redheaded Grint, who went unrecognized by fans recently while on location in the Welsh countryside.

Nudity, shaving—what's Harry Potter coming to? The first of the two final films hits theaters in November 2010.

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