Warner Bros. is in negotiations Stanley Tucci to star alongside Emma Watson in the David Yates’ pic “Your Voice in My Head.”
Based on the memoirs by screenwriter Emma Forrest, the story revolves around a young who, after the demise of her relationship with a nationally respected journalist, attempts suicide before being saved by a terminally ill psychiatrist.
Tucci would play the psychiatrist. The film is still awaiting a greenlight — which should be helped out significantly by these commitments.
Alison Owen would produce through her Ruby Films
banner, with lensing expected to start sometime this summer.
The psychiatrist was a prestige role eyed by several actors — including George Clooney — before Yates eventually went to Tucci. Sources say Warners is already eyeing this as a major contender in the 2013 race, especially the best-actor slot.
Tucci can currently be seen in Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games.”
Tucci is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.