“Harry Potter” director David Yates will not direct “Your Voice in My Head” for Warner Bros, his representatives confirmed.
This would have been Yates’ first project since helming the final four “Potter” flicks and would have reunited him with Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the “Potter” series.
Yates has issued the following statement on his decision:
"Unfortunately, due to conflicting schedules and ongoing commitments in the narrow window I was hoping to make this film, it has become no longer possible for me to direct ‘Your Voice in My Head’ I am sincerely sorry to be leaving such a fantastic project, and I wish producer Alison Owen and everyone involved the very best for what I am sure will be a distinctive film."
The film, written by Emma Forrest and based on her memoir, chronicles a young woman who faces serious psychological problems upon moving to New York City. Watson signed on to play that part.
The woman’s eventual turnaround is due in large part to a dying psychologist, a part Stanley Tucci has been linked to.
Warner Bros., which just signed Yates to a first-look deal in April, did not comment on Yates' move.
Deadline first reported the news.