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Emma Watson Wants to Act While We're Young

A reunion with writer-director Stephen Chbosky

The last time Emma Watson collaborated with writer-director Stephen Chbosky, we got the delightful The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, which Chbosky adapted from his novel. They’re reuniting for a new project, this time working from Adena Halpern’s novel 29 for a film called While We’re Young.

This time, however, Chbosky is handing over script duties to (500) Days Of Summer duo Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter for a plot that appears to find a new way to tell a well-used fictional staple: the body-swap.

We’re introduced to a 75-year-old woman who still wants to squeeze as much out of life as possible, and who is happier spending time with her 29-year-old granddaughter than her 55-year-old daughter. On her birthday, she’s granted one wish and becomes 29 again for a day, spending it having an adventure with her granddaughter.

Watson, who recently topped an Empire reader’s poll for Sexiest Stars, has a busy schedule at the moment. She’s alreadyfilmed Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, which lands here on March 28, and is attached to Beauty And The Beast, Your Voice In My Hea**d and Queen Of The Tearling**, which she’ll also produce.