Emma Watson is no longer attached to play the female lead in the upcoming adaptation of Emma Forest‘s book Your Voice in my Head. Disappointed? Wait, there’s more! According to the latest reports, Emily Blunt is now on board to replace Watson, and that doesn’t sound bad at all, right? Emma, Emma, now Emily… it actually makes sense…
So, now Blunt comes on board to star as a young writer who attempts suicide after a bad breakup, only to be saved by a terminally ill psychiatrist. She will join previously announced Stanley Tucci who is already attached to play that psychiatrist.
Or, if you prefer more details:
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.
Unfortunately, everything else about this modern-day fairy tale is still a mess. Previously announced Harry Potter helmer David Yates is no longer on board to direct this adaptation, so now the big question is – who will replace him?
As usual – with every new update – we’ll be back, so stay tuned!