Emily Browning may have famously turned down the chance to be Bella Swan, but looks like she’ll get a chance to work with “Twilight”‘s director after all. Variety reports Browning is in talks to star in Catherine Hardwicke’s “Plush”, which the director had previously earmarked for “Thirteen” star Evan Rachel Wood.
Originally described as an erotic thriller set in the music scene in LA, Variety’s new report indicates the script from Hardwicke and Artie Nelson actually follows a psychologist who delves into people’s minds to see their dreams and memories, to help them unlock past demons. The drama begins when he meets Browning’s character, a teen who shares his gift. Distrbution rights are up for grabs at Cannes while Hardwicke searches for the male lead.
Browning recently wrapped up shooting period romance “Summer In February” opposite Dominic Cooper and “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens and next stars in thriller “Magic Magic” opposite Michael Cera and Juno Temple. She was poised for a breakout as the star of Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch”, but the movie fizzled with audiences and critics. She’s also attached to indie screwball comedy “Cassy and Jude”, in which she’ll play identical twins, and received high marks at last year’s Cannes Film Fest as the star of Julia Leigh’s controversial “Sleeping Beauty.”