Director David Yates took a much deserved rest following the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, as he had directed every Harry Potter film since The Order of the Phoenix. Late last year he settled on his first post-Potter project, a promising drama based on Emma Forrest’s memoir Your Voice in My Head. The book chronicles Forrest’s troublesome and self-harming behavior, as well as her relationship with her psychiatrist. Yates lined up Potter star Emma Watson to take on the challenging lead role, and in an inspired bit of casting Stanley Tucci entered talks to play Watson’s ailing psychiatrist. Sadly, Yates has just exited the project. Hit the jump for more.
Director David Yates was understandably a bit tired following the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Having directed the last four films in the franchise, the director told Steve quite a while ago that he planned on directing a small-scale feature after Harry Potter in order to decompress. That “small feature” has now been revealed as an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir Your Voice in My Head. The book chronicles Forrest’s troublesome and self-harming behavior, as well as her relationship with her psychiatrist. Hit the jump for more, including Yates’ thoughts on the project.
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.
According to Variety Richard Linklater is close to signing a deal to direct the romantic comedy “Liars (A-E)” for Miramax and producer Scott Rudin. The film was written by Colin Farrell’s ex, Emma Forrest, and centers on a young woman’s quest to retrieve personal items from former lovers while on her way to Obama’s Inauguration – she’s obviously saving the F-Z part of her liar’s list for Sarah Palin’s inauguration in 2012. Kat Dennings (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) has already been cast as the Obama Girl’s best friend.