Oscar-winner Emma Thompson is in negotiations to star in director Richard Eyre’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s book ‘The Children Act’. The story revolves around a kind British High Courtjudge, who must decide on the most difficult case of her life, reported Deadline.

Judge Fiona Maye’s job often strains her marriage but she faces a real turmoil when she is to decide on the case of a 17-year-old boy suffering from leukemia. The child does not want to be forced to have possible life-saving blood transfusions because it goes against his religion.

The project would reunite Thompson with her ‘Love Actually’ and ‘My Fair Lady’ producer, Duncan Kenworthy.