Emma Watson is set to star in ‘Queen Of The Tearling’.
Emma Watson is attached to star in the adaptation of Erika Johansen’s planned fantasy trilogy about 19-year-old princess heroine Kelsea Glynn. Set three centuries after a small portion of the human race has populated a landmass that mysteriously emerged in the wake of an environmental catastrophe, the story follows Glynn as she tries to reclaim her deceased mother’s throne and redeem her kingdom, the Tearling, from forces of corruption and dark magic of The Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of the neighbouring country, Mortmesn.
Described as a female-orientated Game Of Thrones that also features a strong coming-of-age element, we’re just hoping this means Watson won’t lose her head two thirds of the way into the first film.
Johansen, who was apparently inspired jointly by a 2007 dream and a speech Barack Obama gave a few days later, scored a hefty publishing deal earlier this year, and Heyman had Warner Bros. nab the film rights. The first book is set to land next year. Given the success of the Potter films, the studio must be crossing its fingers for big things from this one.