Director David Yates had a huge breakthrough in his career when he was yanked out of doing primarily TV work to helm the biggest filmic franchise in history. He was the man behind the last four entries in the “Harry Potter” series. Where do you go from such a high? Most filmmakers would probably do something small and intimate. Yates seems to have found the perfect follow-up, which also happens to be a book adaptation. Screen Daily today reported that he’s signed for “Your Voice In My Head” by author Emma Forrest. The project will be housed under Ruby Films, with Forrest herself providing the screenplay.
The book’s official description goes like this: “Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding, and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist-a man whose wisdom and humanity would wrench her from the dangerous tide after she tried to end her life. She was on the brink of drowning, but she was still working, still exploring, still writing, and she had also fallen deeply in love. One day, when Emma called to make an appointment with her psychiatrist, she found no one there. He had died, shockingly, at the age of fifty-three, leaving behind a young family. Reeling from the premature death of a man who had become her anchor after she turned up on his doorstep, she was adrift. And when her all-consuming romantic relationship also fell apart, Emma was forced to cling to the page for survival and regain her footing on her own terms. A modern-day fairy tale, Your Voice in My Head is a stunning memoir, clear-eyed and shot through with wit. In her unique voice, Emma Forrest explores the highs and lows of love and the heartbreak of loss.”
No other production or casting details were provided.