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.