Stanley Tucci Joining Emma Watson in Yates' 'Your Voice in My Head'
What do you do after bringing the most successful film franchise in history to a satisfying end? If you're Harry Potter director David Yates, you apparently go on a quest for the Oscar love that eluded him during his magical run directing the kids of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Variety reports Yates will direct a film called Your Voice in My Head, an adaptation of writer Emma Forrest's memoir, with Potter star Emma Watson starring alongside Stanley Tucci. Because of the film's emotional content, there is already awards discussion surrounding this movie, which is hoping for release sometime in 2013. Read on!
Forrest's story is pretty incredible, as it chronicles the crumbling of her relationship with a nationally respected journalist, her subsequent suicide attempt, and the hope bestowed in her by a terminally ill psychiatrist. That role is apparently the juicy one, with "Best Actor nomination" written all over it. George Clooney was apparently interested at one point, but Tucci ultimately ended up locking down the part.
The movie is still waiting on an official greenlight, but I'd wager now that the film has a cast, Warner Bros. will toss their backing behind this project because they're generally a studio that likes to support filmmakers that make them boatloads of money. (See: Nolan, Chris and Affleck, Ben.) I haven't seen much of Yates' other work outside of the Potter franchise, but those films run the gamut of emotions and I think he's proven he can handle smaller, character-driven moments just as effectively as huge action set pieces.