Michelle Williams is in negotiations to play one of the lead roles in director Noah Baumbach’s The Emperor’s Children. As we previous reported, the film centers on three Brown University graduates who are approaching their 30’s and are struggling to realize what their lives expectations are. The plot’s timeframe takes place during the events leading up to and directly following 9/11. According to TheWrap, Williams would likely be playing the character of Danielle Minkoff, a TV documentary producer from the Midwest. If she signs on, she’ll join actors Keira Knightley, Eric Bana, and Richard Gere.
Baumbach has also been linked to an adaptation of the children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins with Ben Stiller, who starred in Baumbach’s latest movie, Greenberg. It’s unknown which project will be his next.