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Emma Watson Joins David Yates For 'Your Voice In My Head'; Tom Hanks & George Clooney Sought For Co-Starring Role

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 1, 2012 at 6:34PM

While Daniel Radcliffe makes his first post-'Harry Potter' starring role in the horror film "The Woman In Black" this weekend, Hermoine is also looking to shed her Hogwarts image. Emma Watson has been making small steps in defining herself outside the wizard franchise, taking a throwaway role in "My Week With Marilyn" as well as a more substantial part in the upcoming "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower." But this next role will be her biggest test yet, though she has a familiar friend to help her out.
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Emma Watson

While Daniel Radcliffe makes his first post-'Harry Potter' starring role in the horror film "The Woman In Black" this weekend, Hermoine is also looking to shed her Hogwarts image. Emma Watson has been making small steps in defining herself outside the wizard franchise, taking a throwaway role in "My Week With Marilyn" as well as a more substantial part in the upcoming "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower." But this next role will be her biggest test yet, though she has a familiar friend to help her out.

Watson has joined 'Harry Potter' director David Yates' drama "Your Voice In My Head." The film is an adaptation of screenwriter Emma Forrest's memoir of the same name, a candid account about her battle with self-destructive behavior and how she was saved by a compassionate psychiatrist. Watson will play Forrest, while a big name is being sought to take the part of the doctor and apparently heavyweights like Tom Hanks and George Clooney are on Warner Bros list. But it should be said those two guys are on everybody's list for everything all the time, so don't be surprised if neither of those names come to pass either.

This is definitely a big step in a new direction for both Yates and Watson, stepping away from the special effects heavy franchise for a much more intimate character based story. Whether or not Watson has the chops to carry this kind of movie, we'll soon see, but Yates -- more than anybody else -- is probably the best judge of what she can bring, and clearly he thinks she has much more to offer. No word yet on when it will roll, but should all the pieces fall into place, it will be Yates' next film. [Deadline]

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