Screenwriter Emma Forrest’s Memoir YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD to be turned into a Film

     January 20, 2011

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The upcoming memoir by screenwriter Emma Forrest is set to be turned into a film. The rights to Your Voice in My Head have been snatched up by Ruby Films with plans to turn the brutally honest memoir into a Hollywood feature. The memoir includes tales of Forrest’s suicide attempt, the shocking death of her psychiatrist, and her long-term relationship with actor Colin Farrell. Although, based on the synopsis of the book it appears that the memoir will focus more on Forrest’s recovery than the sordid details of her relationship with Farrell.

The screenwriter previously wrote a book about her past relationships (including Farrell) called Liars (A-E) which was set up with Scott Rudin producing, Richard Linklater directing, and Rebecca Hall and Kat Dennings poised to star. Sadly, that project fell through and has yet to be made. Deadline reports that the memoir is set to hit the US on May 1st. Hit the jump to read the full synopsis for the book.

your-voice-in-my-head-book-imageHere’s 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. (Amazon)

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