January 12, 2011 10:00:59 GMT
The Hermione Granger of 'Harry Potter' film series is reportedly one of the frontrunners for the female lead role alongside Blake Lively and Jennifer Lawrence.
"Incarceron" may become a project that unites "Twilight" hunk and "Harry Potter" beauty outside their hit franchises. Taylor Lautner has already been booked to take the lead role of Finn in the upcoming sci-fi movie, and rumor has it Emma Watson is a possible depicter of his love interest.
The British actress, who is famously known for her portrayal of Hermione Granger, will not easily land the coveted role for "Gossip Girl" beauty Blake Lively and "Winter's Bone" lead star Jennifer Lawrence are reportedly also the frontrunners for the role. Whoever cast in the film will likely be seen playing Claudia, who helps Lautner's character to escape a savage, futuristic prison society.
Previously revealed plotline describes Claudia as the daughter of the warden, who is trapped in her own prison, a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like the 17th Century. She knows nothing of Incarceron except that it exists. She and Finn find a crystal key at the same time and it allows them to communicate and try to create an escape plan for Finn.
"Incarceron", set up at Fox 2000, is based on Catherine Fisher's young adult novel of the same title. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, who work on upcoming Universal Pictures comedy "Tower Heist", are writing the script, but no director is attached to the film yet.
On a side note, it has just been reported that Taylor Lautner gets each an 8-digit paycheck to star in "Incarceron" and an untitled spy thriller from New Regency that is described as " 'The Bourne Identity' for the next generation." Deadline Hollywood, which broke the news of Watson's possible involvement in "Incarceron", additionally says that three top producers including Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes are aiming to get Lautner to star in their movies for 2012 and beyond.