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As she was one of the stars of all eight hugely popular Harry Potter films, one might assume Emma Watson has a big head start in the entertainment industry. Of course, it should also be factored in that, in the years to come, she’ll have to move forward with the added challenge of showing she can be someone other than the resourceful, bushy-haired, smarty-pants Hermione Granger. She’s long-since tamed the hair, and has already begun to move ahead with post-Potter projects, including My Week with Marilyn, and the upcoming Stephen Chbosky film The Perks of Being a Wallflower. And now a reunion with someone from the Potterverse may also be in the cards for her.
?The news sounds fairly tentative at this point, but if everything lines up based on Deadline’s report, this union could put Warner Bros., David Yates, and Emma Watson back together. According to what Deadline is posting, Warner Bros. is working on acquiring the rights to Your Voice in My Head, a script written by Emma Forrest, based on her own memoir. David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter films is expected to direct and is apparently in talks with Emma Watson to star.
?In the film, Watson would play the part of a woman who “attempts suicide before being saved by a New York-based psychiatrist who’s dying of cancer.” From what Deadline reports, the studio is “aiming high” for the male lead. Tom Hanks and George Clooney were mentioned. Among today’s list of A-list actors, it’s hard to aim much higher than that.
While nothing is set in stone at this point, it certainly sounds like a challenging and interesting role for Watson, and one I expect will further demonstrate her range as an actor.