After several years of breaking away from her Harry Potter image, Emma Watson makes her returning foray into fantasy with 'Queen of the Tearling'.
Watson will be re-teaming with her Harry Potter producer, David Heyman, for the film [and possible franchise]. Queen of the Tearling is actually based on a planned film adaptation of a novel, which takes place three hundred years into the future. It's not clear whether it's a more grounded or fantastical, since the story focuses on a young princess who 'must defeat the Red Queen to reclaim her deceased mother's throne in the kingdom of the Tearling.'
The story's being pitched as Game of Thrones for females, so I'm guessing it's definitely more grounded than Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. It's interesting to see Watson returning to fantasy, and it definitely speaks to the strength of this book, especially because she has been vehement about taking her career in a different direction after finishing Harry Potter. For her to return to the fantasy realm, the story of the novels must have been truly compelling.
Emma Watson was most recently seen in 'This Is The End' and 'The Bling Ring', both of which are in theaters now. She will next be seen in 'Noah' with Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman, and Jennifer Connelly.