Emma Watson Plots ‘Queen of the Tearling’ Franchise With ‘Harry Potter’ Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

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Warner Bros. will distribute 'Game of Thrones'-esque franchise

Warner Bros., Emma Watson and her “Harry Potterproducer David Heyman are teaming up on another adaptation with Watson attached to star in “The Queen of the Tearling.”

The project is in development as a director and writer still need to be found. Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the book and will distribute.

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Heyman will produce along with Jeff Clifford through Heyman’s Heyday Films banner. Watson will exec produce.

Book is part of Erika Johansen’s fantasy trilogy whose 19-year-old female lead was partly inspired by a speech the author heard Barack Obama give  in 2007. Harper Collins will publish the trilogy, which has been described as a female “Game of Thrones” beginning in 2014. The book is set three centuries after an environmental catastrophe when a malevolent Red Queen holds considerable power.

Courtenay Valenti and Racheline Benveniste are overseeing for the studio.

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Since her run as Hermione Granger ended, Watson has appeared in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Bling Ring,” as well as in movies with more commercial appeal. She has biblical epic “Noah” bowing next spring, has a juicy part as herself in Sony’s “This Is the End” and is also attached to star in Guillermo del Toro’s “Beauty.”

She is repped by WME and Markham Froggatt Irwin. Johansen is repped by WME.

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  3. trpp says:

    i am beside myself, i cant believe what i just read on the yahoo page… there is no strong female role on game of thrones? have you even seen this show… i think the mother of dragons would say something about that!!! not to mention lord starks youngest daughter… who ever wrote this should be sent to the mail room… gee wizzzz people

  4. T says:

    No strong female characters in Game Of Thrones? Seriously? You obviously do not watch GOT. Everywhere you turn there are strong female characters. That’s a joke.

  5. Chris says:

    As cool as it is she’s got the role, I am more excited about the fact that she’s going to be the Executive Producer of this franchise. It’s amazing that at the age of 23 she’s going to be able to work BEHIND the camera as well as in front! Keep rockin Emma

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