Here’s someone we haven’t heard too much about lately. Jessica Biel, who can currently be seen in Garry Marshall’s ensemble cast of “New Year’s Eve” and just wrapped the remake of “Total Recall”, is in final negotiations to star opposite Kaya Scodelario (“Clash of the Titans”) in Francesca Gregorini’s “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes.”
The film follows Emanuel (Scodelario), a troubled 17-year-old girl who babysits her new neighbor Linda’s “baby,” which is actually a very life-like doll. She goes along with the delusion while befriending Linda, who happens to be the spitting image of Emanuel’s late mother.
Biel is in talks to play Linda, who has been completely traumatized by the death of her child and now cares for the baby doll as if it were actually alive.
Gregorini also wrote the film’s script.
Biel has a number of projects scheduled for next year including “The Tall Man” and “Playing the Field” with “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” currently in pre-production.