Director Alejandro Amenábar’s latest work, “Regression,” starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson, will have its world premiere as the opener of the 2015 San Sebastian Festival.
“Regression” follows Detective Bruce Kenner in 1990’s Minnesota as he investigates the case of Angela, who accuses her father, John, of sexual abuse. When John’s memory of the crime is fuzzy and unclear, psychologist Dr. Raines is brought to the case to find out the truth. As the detective explores further and further, he uncovers more mysteries that cause Angela to fear for her and Kenner’s lives.
The film also stars David Thewlis and David Dencik. It will have its world premiere on September 18 in the Kursaal Auditorium. “Regression” will open in Spain on October 2, followed by Germany, the UK, France, Italy China and Korea later this fall. The 2015 San Sebastian Festival will run from September 18-26.
As part of her ongoing #HeForShe campaign, Emma Watson has recently spoken to British Vogue about sexism within the fashion industry. You can watch the video below:
The Toronto International Film Festival has just announced the first batch of titles for this year’s line-up and it was announced that “Colonia” has been selected for the festival. The film will be screened as part of the ‘Special Presentations’ lineup.
Plot: Two young lovers find themselves trapped in the murderous crackdown following the 1973 coup against Chilean president Salvador Allende.
Runtime: 110 minutes
Principal Cast: Emma Watson , Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist
The TIFF runs from September 10-20 and for more information be sure to head over to the festival’s official website.
Emma Watson is set to play the lead opposite Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s next movie “The Circle,” which is a co-production between Playtone and Likely Story. It was previously reported that Emma was offered the part, but seems like it’s official now.
Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) adapted the novel written by Dave Eggers and will also produce with Playtone’s Hanks and Gary Goetzman and Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman.
Watson will play a young woman who’s hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. It’s there that she meets a mysterious older man, who will be played by two-time Oscar winner Hanks.
Watson will segue to “The Circle” once she wraps Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” in which she stars alongside Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. She next stars opposite Ethan Hawke in Alejandro Amenabar’s thriller “Regression,” and she has also wrapped the indie thriller “Colonia,” in which she stars opposite Daniel Bruhl.
The publicity for Emma’s latest film “Regression” seems to have begun today, with the first official trailer and poster being released. You can view the poster in the gallery and watch the trailer below. “Regression”, a psycho-drama, follows Angela Gray (Watson), a woman who accuses her father (Daniel Dencik) of sexual abuse. He submits to the investigation by Hawke’s detective, although he has no recollection of the alleged events. “Regression” will be released in UK cinemas on October 9.
Alicia Vikander is likely to drop off “The Circle”, which was one of the hottest Cannes pic packages. Word we are hearing is that the producers have made an offer to Harry Potter star Emma Watson to play the young female lead.
“The Circle”, based on a Dave Eggers novel and written and directed by James Ponsoldt, was one of the hottest titles at the just-wrapped Cannes market. Vikander’s attachment was only announced on the eve of of the festival — to play a young employee at a tech company called The Circle, who gets involved with a mysterious man — with IM Global virtually selling out international with a slew of big indie deals.
Hanks and Gary Goetzman’s shingle Playtone is producing along with Anthony Bregman’s Likely Story and Ponsoldt and Walter Parkes and Laurie Macdonald. Image Nation Abu Dhabi is fully financing and will present the film in association with Parkes Macdonald Productions. Having Image Nation on board, along with its commitment to finance, gives the project a level of protection against the vagaries of casting and scheduling.
On behalf of the site and the fans, we would like to wish Emma Watson a very happy 25th birthday today. We hope she has a fantastic day with her loved ones, and all look forward to seeing her projects in the upcoming year, especially Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast”. Remember to send your birthday wishes to Emma via her official Twitter account @EmWatson.
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AskMen has placed actress Emma Watson at the top of its list of the Top 99 Outstanding Women, citing her work on the United Nations’ HeforShe campaign as a “noble pursuit.”
The men’s website says their list celebrates women who are both beautiful and remarkable within their industries. MMA fighter Ronda Rousey clocks in at No. 2 on the list, and Kim Kardashian rounds out the top three. Laverne Cox was named No. 16, and though the list is heavy on actresses, there are plenty of spaces for athletes, from Alex Morgan to Lindsey Vonn.
Publisher James Bassil called Watson “rich, successful, famous, stylish, beautiful, intelligent, personable, kind,” yet emphasized that she has “thrown her back” into the issue of feminism.
Disney has and confirmed the cast of it’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The movie will be released on March 17, 2017. Variety is reporting the following story:
Disney has set a March 17, 2017, release date for its live-action “Beauty and the Beast.”
The film stars “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson as Belle, “Downton Abbey” alum Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. Josh Gad has also been cast as LeFou.
Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, Maurice.
“Beauty and the Beast” is the first film set for the date. Lionsgate will open “The Allegiant Series, Part 2″ a week later.
Bill Condon is directing, with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films producing. The script was written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and rewritten by Stephen Chbosky.
Alan Menken, who won two Oscars for the 1991 animated version of “Beauty and the Beast,” will score the new film, which will include new recordings of the original songs in addition to new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.
Production will begin in May at Shepperton Studios in London.