Alison Owen and Michael Benaroya will produce the adaptation of the Emma Forrest memoir. Emma Watson has signed to star in Your Voice in My Head, the adaptation of the Emma Forrest memoir that Francesca Gregorini will direct.
Academy Award nominee Alison Owen, a producer on the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks, and Benaroya Pictures’ Michael Benaroya, whose credits include Lawless and Margin Call, will produce the drama, which will start shooting Nov. 4 in New York.
Watson was loosely attached to the project a few years ago when it was set up at Warner Bros. with Harry Potter director David Yates. Yates left in 2012 and Watson followed soon after, with Emily Blunt next being associated with the project.
The project moved out of Warners and is now on the independent track. And Watson is back with Gregorini, the daughter of famed Bond girl Barbara Bach, who co-helmed the Rooney Mara coming-of-age drama Tanner Hall. International Film Trust (IFT), the recently-launched division of Benaroya Pictures, is selling the project internationally in Toronto. CAA is repping domestic rights.
Head tells the story of a young woman living the fast life in New York who attempts suicide before being saved by a selfless psychiatrist who is hiding the fact he is dying of cancer.
Forrest, a novelist and journalist repped by CAA and Casarotto and Associates, wrote the script. Watson, repped by WME and UK’s Markham Froggatt & Irwin, recently appeared in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and cameoed in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This is The End. Gregorini, repped by CAA and the Schiff Co., also directed and co-wrote The Truth About Emanuel, which starred Jessica Biel. Tanner Hall premiered at the 2009 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.