Screenwriter’s Memoir To Be Adapted For Film


Emma Forrest is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles trying to make a name for herself, but she also writes books.  Her next book is a memoir entitled Your Voice In My Head and covers her relationship with actor Colin Farrell and her attempts at suicide.  Interested?  So are production companies.

The story was originally optioned by producer Scott Rudin and the former Miramax but the material has now changed hands, going to a British production company named Ruby Films.  The book is set to be released in the United States on May 1st.  The full story is available at Deadline who give a brief description of the material as:

Then aged 22, Forrest tried to kill herself before being saved by a New York–based psychiatrist who was secretly dying of cancer.

Amazon‘s description of the book is as follows:

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

We have a very interesting character drama in the works here: the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, movie star boyfriend drama, perseverance, failure, soul-searching, and death. All in all, it sounds like everything we’d expect fiction mainstream films to be — dramatic.

— Aaron Faulkner

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