Emma to Star in Thriller “Regression”
Emma Watson has reportedly signed on to star in Alejandro Amenábar’s upcoming thriller Regression along with Ethan Hawke.
“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.
“Emma is a beautiful, humane, sensitive and very talented woman, and I feel very fortunate to be working with her. I’m sure that her long-standing stellar career has barely begun,” said Amenábar.
Amenábar (“The Others”) will direct from his own original screenplay, “which is set in 1980 in a small Minnesota town 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?”
Hawke will play the role of the father. No confirmation yet on Emma’s role. Regression is expected to be released in 2015.
Wonderland Magazine Teaser
Emma Watson interviewed Harry Potter author JK Rowling for her section in the upcoming issue of Wonderland magazine. The Sunday Times teased us with a few excerpts of the interview in which JK Rowling discusses the Hermione/Ron relationship. Wonderland confirmed that Emma did all the interviews for her section as guest-editor of this issue. You can pre-order your copy from here.
“In a rare interview Rowling admits that although they ended up together, they are not a credible couple. She said: “I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it Hermione, ended up with Ron.”
She added: “I know, I’m sorry, I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”
Emma Watson, who played Hermione, … tends to agree with Rowling. “I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.”
Hermione’s relationship with Harry was more like brother and sister in the books, but the actress agrees they would have made a better match. As for Ron and Hermione, Rowling believes they would have ended up needing relationship counseling.”
February 2014 Calendar
Congratulations to Atif, our winner for the February Calendar Competition!
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Wonderland Covers Revealed
Emma Watson has tweeted the covers for the February issue of Wonderland magazine. In this issue, Emma is a guest editor of her own section featuring Sofia Coppola, Lorde, JK Rowling, Darren Aronofsky, Douglas Booth, Ezra Miller, Guillermo del Toro and more. She is also featured on the cover and photoshoot promoting her next movie Noah. The February issue is out on the 7th.
Emma revealed there will be a choice of covers, tweeting “@EmWatson: Wonderland. Out February 7th. Afro Prada Bruiser or Elf Alien Queen. Your pick. #NOAH @wonderlandmag“. So, what’s your vote? Bruiser or Queen? In the first, Emma is wearing Prada, photo by Kerry Hallihan. Second cover is by Christian Oita and Emma is in Dolce & Gabbana
It has gone to print!
Another version of the first photo with more coverage and no text. @Wonderland says this is one of Emma’s favorites.
A Fresh Look
Time to update the layout. We’ve given the site a fresh coat of paint with a new design by BoMa. Hope you like it! Let us know if you have any problems.
February Calendar Competition
The February Calendar Competition is now open.
- The size of the calendar should be at least 1024×768. Higher resolutions are good. Widescreen is also allowed.
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- It must have Emma-Watson.net and February and it should have the dates. It should be mostly original work, and images used should be respectful of Emma’s privacy.
- The deadline to submit calendars is January 28.
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More from the Golden Globes
Emma at the Golden Globes
Emma Presenting at the 2014 Golden Globes
Emma Watson will be a presenter at this year’s Golden Globes Awards. There is no mention yet of what category she’ll be presenting. We’ll update with more information if it becomes available. The awards show airs live from Los Angeles this Sunday 8pmET on NBC.