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Emily Blunt Replaces Emma Watson In Drama 'Your Voice In My Head'

by Ken Guidry
March 12, 2013 9:39 AM
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A movie adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice In My Head” has been in the works for quite some time now. David Yates signed on to direct the film back in December of 2011 with Emma Watson and Stanley Tucci taking the lead roles soon after. But scheduling conflicts caused David Yates to drop out of the project last spring and with Yates out of the picture, looks like Emma Watson is on her way out too.

Stanley Tucci confirmed to Digital Spy that Emma Watson is no longer attached to the film with Emily Blunt having since replaced her. Plans for “Your Voice In My Head” to begin production later this spring remains to be seen as they are still searching for a director to helm the project. “Your Voice In My Head” is a candid tale about screenwriter Emma Forrest’s battle with self-destructive behavior and her life was subsequently saved thanks to sessions with a compassionate therapist (Tucci). Emily Blunt taking over for Emma Watson will give the film a different feel, but she’s undoubtedly a worthy replacement, in what sounds like promising material.

Meanwhile, the report of Emma Watson dropping out is interesting considering she has recently passed on the upcoming “Cinderella” film as well. Time will tell where she decides to go from here.   

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  • Johnny | September 9, 2013 3:51 AMReply

    ... and Emma Watson is back :)

  • Aara | March 12, 2013 4:06 PMReply

    This is what I call an upgrade. Emily is a fantastic actress, her biggest virtue being that she always has fantastic chemistry with each of her castmates. She can have chemistry with a wall for all I know!

  • Joao | March 12, 2013 11:48 AMReply

    Breakthrough? She had that almost seven years ago! And yes, I agree she should have been nominated for an Oscar by now. At least for 'My Summer of Love', 'The Devil Wears Prada', 'The Young Victoria' or 'Looper'! But her time will come!

  • More Emily Blunt Please | March 12, 2013 11:23 AMReply

    Emily Blunt is one of the best young actresses in the business. She can easily act circles around the overrated Jennifer Lawrence ( her lack of acting range and her horrible PA accent distracted me in Silver Linings Playbook ) , the overrated Emma Stone, the overrated Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, and Jessica Chastain. Blunt has enormous range and versatility, and deserves a bigger film career. Blunt deserved Oscar nominations for Looper and The Devil Wears Prada.

  • asiandude | March 12, 2013 11:32 AM

    Hey, personally I love Carey too. Though I might say i haven't seen Carey do stuff outside of her comfort zone (which she does briliant anyway) - her face is probably too distinguish. But we shouldn't compare actresses or pit women against women anw. I love that you love Emily too =) She is just waiting for the right role to breakthrough.

  • Joao | March 12, 2013 10:45 AMReply

    Yes, this made me so, so happy! I've heard wonderful things about the book and I've been waiting for a role like this for her ever since 'Shoot the Messenger' (based on 'Lying on the Couch', my favourite book) was shelved! She's an exquisite actress and I know she'll shine in this film! I hope they find a director soon! And it's so nice to see her working with Stanley again!

    Also, Asian Dude, 'All You Need Is Kill' has a Blacklist script, so that gives me some hope!

  • asiandude | March 12, 2013 10:25 AMReply

    So excited! Finally Emily taking some challenging material! This is way better than Tom Cruise's girlfriend in AYNIK. Hope she continues to show her versatility onscreen and found that breakthrough LEADING role in the future.

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