The movie is based on Emma Forrest’s book of the same name, a powerful memoir of the writer’s journey through the turmoil of mental illness—and her ultimate recovery, thanks to the support of a gifted and dedicated psychiatrist. The project has been in the works since 2012, with both Emma Watson and Emily Blunt rumored to be its leading lady before Emma sealed the deal this week. (Also rumored: Stanley Tucci in the role of the wonderful shrink.)
Meanwhile, this is new territory for Emma, who pushed the limits of her good-girl image with “The Bling Ring” this year but still has yet to play a real grown-up role—and considering the content (Forrest’s memoir doesn’t spare any details when it comes to her struggles with cutting, bulimia and abusive relationships), we can expect to see the actress in some seriously challenging, gritty scenes. Are you ready? Are we ready?!
What do you think of Emma’s newest project?