Ethan Hawke has just gotten some very lovely company on his latest thriller, REGRESSION, from director Alejandro Amenabar (THE OTHERS). The trades are reporting Emma Watson (HARRY POTTER) has come aboard the film to play an unspecified role.
Dimension Films will released the film sometime in 2015. Knowing the company's propensity for delaying movies, we might have to wait even longer than that.
Plot lines are being kept under wraps, but here is a rumored synopsis. Take it with a grain of salt:
REGRESSION is set in a small Minnesota town in 1980 where a man is arrested for sexually abusing his daughter. He admits his guilt despite having no memory of it. With the help of a psychologist, he relives the memories and implicates a police officer as his partner in crime. The man’s estranged son and other townspeople are also suddenly able to relive suppressed memories of horrific abuse. At the same time, the local news reports blame a Satanic cult that has been performing rituals of orgies, assault, killing animals and even babies, for years. The officers are alarmed when similar reports come in from all around the country—they believe they’ve uncovered a national and possibly supernatural conspiracy. Is the abuse real, or something else?”
“I am passionate about Alejandro and his work and am so happy to be collaborating with him. I’m really excited by the challenge my character presents to me as an actress. I can’t wait to begin,” said Watson.