Emma, Emma, is this some kind of deal with Colin Farrell
, or what?
But wait, who would like to see himself on a big screen right in the middle of suicide attempt and the death of some psychiatrist?
Guess nobody, so the deal is off, but then, what’s wrong with this story?
The rights to Emma Forrest
‘s memoir Your Voice in My Head
have been picked up by Ruby Films with plans to turn the into a Hollywood feature. Just what we needed…
Please check out the synopsis for Your Voice in My Head
“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. A modern-day fairy tale, Your Voice in My Head is a stunning memoir, clear-eyed and shot through with wit. In her unique voice, Emma Forrest explores the highs and lows of love and the heartbreak of loss.”
Well, what a surprise, it already sounds like just another celebrity boyfriend and just another heart-breaking memoir.
Only if, some enthusiastic director takes us in other direction and makes this sound more like a personal story, or, as they say in some reports – “the memoir will focus more on Forrest’s recovery than the sordid details of her relationship with Farrell.” I doubt, but whatever….
And just in case you have no idea who we’re talking about, Emma Forrest is LA-based screenwriter, novelist and journalist, whose first article was published when she was 13 and her first novel at 21.
Her screenplay Liars (A-E)
, about a woman’s cross-country journey to Obama’s inauguration-stopping to talk to various ex-boyfriends about why it didn’t work out between them-is currently in development with Rebecca Hall
attached to star.
Oh, God, in that one she actually stops to talk to ex-boyfriends about why they dumped her?
She’s fun, we’ll keep an eye on her projects, stay tuned!