Monday, 13 October 2014

Emma Watson set for Colonia

Since her time at Hogwarts and the wizarding world of Harry Potter came to an end, Emma Watson has largely played small parts in ensemble movies and, of course, giving inspiring speeches as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador on gender equality. But she is slowly moving back towards lead roles again and has just signed to star in Colonia alongside Daniel Brühl (Rush).

German director Florian Gallenberger (City Of War: The Story Of John Rabe) is putting the fact based film together based on his own script. Colonia follows a young couple called Lena and Daniel (Watson and Brühl) who become mixed up in the 1973 Chilean military coup. When Daniel is abducted by General Pinochet's secret police and carted off to a mysterious area in the south known as the Colonia Dignidad, Lena kicks off a quest to track him down.

Though the man in charge of the Colonia, Paul Schafer, describes it as a charitable religious mission, it is in fact in the grip of a cult – and Lena joins up so she can try to find Daniel.

Watson was last seen in Noah and has just worked on Alejandro Amenábar's (The Others) psychological thriller Regression with Ethan Hawke (Before Sunset). Brühl will next be seen in Michael Winterbottom's (The Killer Inside Me) The Face Of An Angel, which screens at the London Film Festival month. He's also worked on Woman In Gold and is shooting John Wells' (The Company men) untitled culinary comedy alongside Bradley Cooper (American Hustle).

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