Emma Watson (The Bling Ring) plays Angela Gray, a woman who accuses her father (Daniel Dencik) of sexual abuse. He submits to the investigation by Ethan Hawke's (Boyhood) detective, although he has no recollection of the alleged events. So the stage is set for regression therapist David Thewlis (War Horse) to pick through Dad's repressed memories and uncover a disturbing conspiracy.
The gifted Amenábar made his debut with the serial killer thriller Tesis (1996), and followed it a year later with the compelling, and subsequently remade Open Your Eyes (1997). Since then The Others, The Sea Inside (2004) and historical drama Agora (2009) have shown his range and gift for working closely with actors on intimate stories.
Regression is shaping up to be another showcase performance from Watson. The actress also has post-Pinochet coup drama Colonia and Walt Disney Pictures' live action Beauty And The Beast on her future slate.
Amenábar, as per usual, wrote his own screenplay. Shooting wrapped a year ago, but after a small delay Regression will finally stalk into UK cinemas on 9 October.