Emma Watson for Queen of the Tearling
Story by Jack Foley
EMMA Watson is to reunite with her Harry Potter producer David Heyman for Game of Thrones-style” saga Queen of the Tearling.
Based on the novel series by Erika Johansen, the film will see Watson playing 19-year-old idealistic princess Kelsea Glynn.
The book, which is due out next year, was inspired by a speech given by pre-presidential Barack Obama in 2007 and is the first part of seven novels. It is set three centuries after an environmental catastrophe, as a malevolent Red Queen reigns over the kingdom of the Tearling.
Glynn must therefore defeat the monarch to reclaim her deceased mother’s crown.
Publishers have compared the tone of the series to George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga, better known as Game of Thrones.
Warner Bros has acquired the rights to the entire film series.
Since concluding the Harry Potter series, Watson has been concentrating on smaller, more independent films. She won widespread acclaim for her performance in The Perks of Being a Wallflower last year and has a supporting role in Sofia Coppola’s much-hyped The Bling Ring.
She will also shortly be seen playing a version of herself in the dark comedy This Is the End, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s apocalypse movie. And she has recently finishing playing Noah‘s adopted daughter Ila alongside Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky’s forthcoming biblical epic.
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