I like to think we’re pretty on top of casting news, so this one kind of came out of nowhere, but it still sounds interesting. A press release has announced that Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl (Rush) will star in Florian Gallenberger‘s new film, Colonia. The story takes place in Chile in 1973, and has Watson playing a young woman who must join in a cult in order to save her husband (Brühl), who has been kidnapped by Pinochet’s secret police. As the press release notes, this will be Watson’s first real starring role since Harry Potter (at most, she’s had co-leads to this point; here it sounds like she’s the protagonist and Brühl is the supporting character), so that makes this project even more exciting.
Principal photography on Colombia is about to begin, and it will shoot until the end of the year. Hit the jump for the press release.