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When you get right down to it, there are only two types of secrets. Those that despite interest remain secrets over a long period of time and those that reveal themselves at the slightest bit of prodding. The secret behind Emma Forrest’s Your Voice In My Head, that it was written about Colin Farrell, very clearly falls in that second, never meant to be kept category. Referred to as GH throughout the memoir, it was a well known fact Forrest was dating and then got dumped by Farrell mid-completion. As a result, Your Voice In My Head turned into a hodgepodge, part contemplative story about Forrest’s battle with depression and the therapist who saved her and part exploitive take on her famous relationship. Now it’s being turned into a movie.
According to Deadline, Ruby Films has optioned the memoir, and they’re describing it as Good Will Hunting meets Girl Interrupted. We’ll see whether the film chooses to focus more on the depression angle or the famous boyfriend aside.
Much less famous Stateside, Emma Forrest is more of a name over in the UK where she started writing for newspapers by the age of twelve. At fifteen, she had her own regular music column and by her early twenties, she was publishing novels. Then she moved to the US and started dating famous actors, battled depression and moved into screenwriting. Whether that’s a step forward or a sign of unfulfilled potential is for you to decide.
No one’s been cast. There’s still no start date, and Colin Farrell is yet to weigh in. If any of those things happen, we’ll let you know.