Emma Watson is attached to star in Warner Bros. ‘The Queen of the Tearling’, reports Variety. Watson will exec produce. Book is part of Erika Johansen’s fantasy trilogy whose 19-year-old female lead was partly inspired by a speech the author heard Barack Obama give in 2007. Harper Collins will publish the trilogy, which has been described as a female ‘Game of Thrones’ beginning in 2014. The book is set three centuries after an environmental catastrophe when a malevolent Red Queen holds considerable power.
Emma is heading back to Brown University to complete three more classes, and graduate: ‘I’m really close.’ After graduation plans? ‘I’d love to try theater. I’ve never done it before. I did some theater at Brown. I love the camaraderie of a theater group. As soon as I graduate, that’s my next (thing).’ She appeared in a production of The Three Sisters in college.