Tanner Hall co-director Francesca Gregorini is the woman taking on the project now, following its time spent in development hell. While Warner Bros. had been backing the film when Yates and Watson seemed likely to collaborate, it has since slipped into the indie-financing world via Benaroya Pictures.
The plot finds a young woman living what seems to be the perfect, party-filled life in New York, before attempting suicide. She starts counselling with a selfless psychiatrist who is himself dealing with terminal cancer.
Forrest adapted her own novel for the screen and Gregorini will start filming this November in New York. Stanley Tucci was attached for a while to play the shrink, but there’s no indication of whether he’ll return. As for Watson, she has Darren Aronofsky’s Noah due on March 28.