Watson is in talks to star in the Yates-directed ‘Your Voice in My Head.’
By Kara Warner
No, this is not about another “Harry Potter” movie, but a potential re-teaming of superstar Emma Watson and director David Yates for a new drama called “Your Voice in My Head.”
According to Deadline New York, Watson is in discussions to play the role of a young woman who attempts suicide before being saved by a New York-based psychiatrist who’s dying of cancer. The film is based on author Emma Forrest’s memoir of the same name, the screenplay for which Forrest also wrote, and it is expected to be Yates’ next project. He and Watson worked together on the final four “Potter” films, and Watson has always spoken very highly of Yates’ abilities as a director and the environment he creates on set.
Warner Bros., the studio reportedly shopping the project for Watson and Yates, is said to be looking at heavy hitters like Tom Hanks and George Clooney for the role of the psychiatrist.
While we wait for the official details to be confirmed, Watson can currently be seen in Oscar hopeful “My Week With Marilyn” and will appear later this year in the much-buzzed-about adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s coming-of-age novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
“It’s so funny because I never thought I’d make another sort of high school-esque movie,” Watson told us of her role as Sam, the love interest of main character Charlie (played by Logan Lerman). “And here I am in this coming-of-age, American teen [movie]. But it’s very witty, and it’s very funny and it’s very moving, so I’m excited.”
In addition to being up for “Your Voice in My Head,” Yates, who was also rumored to be in talks for taking on the big-screen version of “Dr. Who,” will make “A Reliable Wife” for Sony.
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