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Emma Watson Reteams With 'Wallflower' Director For 'While We're Young' (Not The Noah Baumbach Movie)

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 10, 2013 at 5:15PM

While we're still awaiting our Slut & The Falcon spinoff, we're just glad that Emma Watson and director Stephen Chbosky aren't waiting too long to work together and delivering last year's hugely enjoyable and somewhat underrated "Perks Of Being A Wallflower." It was the rare teen movie that got those years right, with lots of humor and heart as well, and now the pair are going to try something both youthful and a bit different.
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Emma Watson While We're Young

While we're still awaiting our Slut & The Falcon spinoff, we're just glad that Emma Watson and director Stephen Chbosky aren't waiting too long to work together after delivering last year's hugely enjoyable and somewhat underrated "Perks Of Being A Wallflower." It was the rare teen movie that got those years right, with lots of humor and heart as well, and now the pair are going to try something both youthful and a bit different.

Deadline reports that Chbosky will take the helm of the Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter ("(500) Days Of Summer," "The Spectacular Now") penned adaptation of Adena Halpern's novel "29.Going by the new title, "While We're Young" (which is not to be confused by the forthcoming movie of the same name by Noah Baumbach), Watson will star in the "Freaky Friday"-ish story of a 75-year old grandma who gets her birthday wish to be 29 again, and hangs with her granddaughter. Here's the Amazon book synopsis: 

Ellie Jerome is a young-at-heart seventy-five-year-old who feels she has more in common with her twenty-nine-year-old granddaughter, Lucy, than her fifty-five-year-old daughter, Barbara. Ellie’s done everything she can to stay young, and the last thing she wants is to celebrate another birthday. So when she finds herself confronted with a cake full of candles, Ellie wishes more than anything that she could be twenty-nine again, just for one day. But who expects a wish like that to come true? 

29 is the story of three generations of women and how one magical day shakes up everything they know about each other. While Ellie finds that the life of a twenty-something is not as carefree as she expected, the sheer joy of being young again prompts her to consider living her life all over. Does she dare stay young for more than this day, even if it means leaving everyone she loves behind? 

Fresh, funny, and delightful, 29 is an enchanting adventure about families, love, and the real lessons of youth.

Honestly? Sounds a bit corny, but hopefully the pairing of Chbosky and Watson can again create something special. No word yet on when this will roll and where it fits in Watson's growing slate of movies, but hopefully we're know more soon.

This article is related to: Emma Watson, Stephen Chbosky, While We're Young


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