Even as she swore that she would not be doing another fantasy franchise movie after “Harry Potter,” Emma Watson, who is famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” series, will star in a magical and mysterious fictional world of “The Queen of Tearling.” The movie is based on a young adult book written by Erika Johansen. Read further to learn more about this story.
According to the New York Post, Warner Bros. bought the rights to “The Queen of Tearling” over a year ago. The story is comparable to “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games,” with the “Pulp Fiction” flair and told from a female perspective.
Emma Watson will play Kelsea Glynn, a bookish and sheltered nineteen-year-old who has been given a huge task after learning that she is the rightful heir to the throne of Tearling, a kingdom that has been under a supernatural spell casted by the Red Queen.
Watson, as reported by the New York Post, was so moved by the gripping story of Kelsea that she couldn’t stop reading the book. This is Erika Johansen’s first novel, which was released only last June 2014 according to Goodreads. Variety noted that Johansen was inspired by one of Barack Obama’s speech from 2007 when she was writing the story of Kelsea.
“The Queen of Tearling” is set as a trilogy for both the book and the movie. The production will reunite Watson with David Heyman, the producer she has already worked with on “Harry Potter.” Watson will also serve as executive producer for “The Queen of Tearling.” The production is currently searching for a suitable director and writer for the movie.
Since completing work on the wizard franchise, Watson has done films like “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “This Is the End,” “The Bling Ring” and, most recently, “Noah.” When “The Queen of Tearling” goes into production, Watson will have to do combat training to prepare for the role of Kelsea.
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