Announced late last year, four-time Harry Potter director David Yates is turning his attention to a smaller-scaled production with Your Voice in My Head. Now, Deadline reports that he’s planning on bringing a fellow Potter alum to the project in the form of Emma Watson.
Watson, who starred as Hermione Granger in all four Yates-directed Potter films (and an additional four earlier films), is Yates’ top choice to play the lead in the adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir, officially described as follows:
Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding, and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist-a man whose wisdom and humanity would wrench her from the dangerous tide after she tried to end her life. She was on the brink of drowning, but she was still working, still exploring, still writing, and she had also fallen deeply in love. One day, when Emma called to make an appointment with her psychiatrist, she found no one there. He had died, shockingly, at the age of fifty-three, leaving behind a young family. Reeling from the premature death of a man who had become her anchor after she turned up on his doorstep, she was adrift. And when her all-consuming romantic relationship also fell apart, Emma was forced to cling to the page for survival and regain her footing on her own terms.
Forrest herself is providing the screenplay for the project, set up at Ruby Films through producer Alison Owen.
Warner Bros. is also said to be interested in picking up the project and Deadline suggests that some major names (including George Clooney and Tom Hanks) are being eyed to play the psychiatrist role.
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