From writer/director Francesca Gregorini, the indie drama The Truth About Emanuel tells the story of the troubled Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), who becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, Linda (Jessica Biel). In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a world that blurs the line of fantasy and reality, and shows just how dangerous secrets can be.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, filmmaker Francesca Gregorini talked about how this film came about, the themes she wanted to explore in the story, what led her to Kaya Scodelario, what sold her on Jessica Biel, how the final product is a leaner version of the script, the importance of giving a dark story like this some hope, and why the title of the film was changed. She also talked about how she’s looking to direct a film from someone else’s script, but that she could never see herself handing one of her own scripts to someone else to direct, and that she’s no longer attached to direct Your Voice in My Head (in which Emma Watson was set to star). Check out what she had to say after the jump.