He’s on cinema screens at the moment as the obsequious Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games, but Stanley Tucci is looking to provide a bit more support to a young woman in his next film. He’s now negotiating to star alongside Emma Watson in Your Voice In My Head.
The film is the one that recent Jameson Empire Award winner David Yates has chosen to follow his long stint on the last few Harry Potter films, and he’s recruited Watson to play a young woman who attempts suicide after she ends a relationship with a noted journalist.
But she’s saved by counselling with a New York-based psychiatrist (Tucci) who has his own share of problems, given that he’s terminally ill. The script has been adapted from Emma Forrest’s memoir and is apparently being considered by studio backers Warner Bros. as a possible future Oscar contender. With Tucci attached, we wouldn’t count it out, though it's far too early to tell.
Tucci has already finished work on Jack The Giant Killer, which comes out next year. He'll also be seen in Michael Hoffman’s remake of Gambit and Robert Redford’s thriller The Company You Keep.