Emma Watson will star in Regression, the TWC-Dimension thriller to be directed by Alejandro Amenabar, who wrote the original screenplay. Ethan Hawke is already aboard the pic, the storyline of which is being held close to the vest. Hawke became attached during November’s AFM, where CAA brokered the deal with Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s label. FilmNation is handling international sales, and a 2015 release date is planned. Amenabar worked with the Weinsteins before on The Others, the hit 2001 thriller that starred Nicole Kidman. Amenabar’s longtime producing partner Fernando Bovaira is producing Regression for MOD Entertainment with Canadian producer Christina Piovesan.
Watson, who has broken out of the Harry Potter franchise with roles in The Bling Ring and This Is The End and co-stars in the upcoming Darren Aronofsky pic Noah, is repped by WME and Markham Froggatt Irwin in the UK.