Emma Watson continues to carve out a vibrant career in the post-Harry Potter world, and is having an easier time at it than some of us might have assumed. She broke hearts as the winsome Sam in the rewarding The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and will change gears to play a SoCal criminal in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and a Bible character in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Yet, instead of snatching any role that’s dangled in front of her, Watson’s making headlines for the parts on which she’s passing, which might be for the best.
News breaks today that Watson has walked away from Cinderella, a live-action film Disney and director Kenneth Branagh want in theaters by 2014. Additionally, Stanley Tucci tells Digital Spy that Watson no longer will play the lead role in the adaptation of the memoir Your Voice in my Head. Who’ll replace her? Mr. Tucci has details:
So, Emma’s out and Emily’s in. The story follows writer/journalist Emma Forrest as she develops a relationship with a New York therapist (played by Tucci). Harry Potter director David Yates is on board to helm the adaptation, which is part of the reason why we believed Watson would be a great choice. No word on why she passed on the part, though Blunt’s an outstanding reserve for any role, if you can get her. We’ll find out if the casting change affects when we might see Voice in theaters. More on that as it develops.
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