Another memoir will be hitting the big screen: Hollywood Reporter reports that Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”) will be starring in the movie adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir, Your Voice in My Head.
Francesca Gregorini (“The Truth About Emanuel”, “Tanner Hall”) will direct, with Alison Owen (“Saving Mr. Banks”) and Michael Benaroya (“Lawless”) to produce. The script has been written by author Forrest.
Buy Your Voice in My Head: A Memoir on Amazon.
Your Voice in My Head, a New York Times bestseller, termed “a modern day fairy tale,” tells Emma Forrest‘s story as a 22-year-old in New York City:
“Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just 22 and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding, and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist — a man whose wisdom and humanity would wrench her from the dangerous tide after she tried to end her life. She was on the brink of drowning, but she was still working, still exploring, still writing, and she had also fallen deeply in love.
One day, when Emma called to make an appointment with her psychiatrist, she found no one there. He had died, shockingly, at the age of 53, leaving behind a young family. Reeling from the premature death of a man who had become her anchor after she turned up on his doorstep, she was adrift. And when her all-consuming romantic relationship also fell apart, Emma was forced to cling to the page for survival and regain her footing on her own terms.”
I confess to not having read this memoir yet (it’s the “so many books, so little time” syndrome, I’m afraid), but it sounds like “Your Voice in My Head” has the potential to be a good movie. It definitely looks like it will be a deep, intense role for Emma Watson.
Have you read The Voice in My Head? How do you think this memoir will translate to the big screen? What do you think of adapting memoirs into movies in general? Let us know in the comments below!