Warner Bros. deal for director David Yates

'Your Voice in My Head' is key project in first-look pact

“Harry Potter” director David Yates has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. under the Wychwood Picture Co. banner.

Key project under the deal for Yates as a Warner-based producer is expected to be an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head.” Yates signed to direct the project late last year for London-based Ruby Films. Since then, Warners has since come on to finance and Emma Watson and Stanley Tucci are attached to star.

Forrest is writing the screenplay, which explores the personal crisis she faced when an all-consuming romance fell apart and her psychiatrist died. “Voice” has been developed with funding from the British Film Institute’s Film Fund.

Yates directed the last four “Potter” pics for Warner Bros.

Warner has about three dozen first-look deals, including David Heyman, who produced all eight “Potter” films, and Lionel Wigram, a former Warners exec who oversaw the “Potter” pics.

More Film

  • Dark Crimes Jim Carrey review

    Film Review: Jim Carrey in 'Dark Crimes'

    “Harry Potter” director David Yates has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. under the Wychwood Picture Co. banner. Key project under the deal for Yates as a Warner-based producer is expected to be an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head.” Yates signed to direct the project late last year for […]

  • Buster Keaton

    Film News Roundup: City of Los Angeles Names June 16 Buster Keaton Day

    “Harry Potter” director David Yates has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. under the Wychwood Picture Co. banner. Key project under the deal for Yates as a Warner-based producer is expected to be an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head.” Yates signed to direct the project late last year for […]

  • Michelle Williams This Is Jane

    Michelle Williams to Star in Underground Abortion Movie 'This Is Jane'

    “Harry Potter” director David Yates has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. under the Wychwood Picture Co. banner. Key project under the deal for Yates as a Warner-based producer is expected to be an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head.” Yates signed to direct the project late last year for […]

  • catastrophe

    Number of Female Writers in British Film and TV at ‘Abjectly Low Levels’

    “Harry Potter” director David Yates has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. under the Wychwood Picture Co. banner. Key project under the deal for Yates as a Warner-based producer is expected to be an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head.” Yates signed to direct the project late last year for […]

  • Liam Neeson Men in Black

    Liam Neeson in Talks to Join 'Men in Black' Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Harry Potter” director David Yates has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. under the Wychwood Picture Co. banner. Key project under the deal for Yates as a Warner-based producer is expected to be an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head.” Yates signed to direct the project late last year for […]

  • Chad Stahelski Analog

    'John Wick's' Chad Stahelski to Direct Sci-Fi Movie 'Analog' for Lionsgate

    “Harry Potter” director David Yates has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. under the Wychwood Picture Co. banner. Key project under the deal for Yates as a Warner-based producer is expected to be an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head.” Yates signed to direct the project late last year for […]

  • moviepass card

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Slides Again on Cash Shortage Fears

    “Harry Potter” director David Yates has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. under the Wychwood Picture Co. banner. Key project under the deal for Yates as a Warner-based producer is expected to be an adaptation of Emma Forrest’s memoir “Your Voice in My Head.” Yates signed to direct the project late last year for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content