Award-winning filmmaker Florian Gallenberger (‘John Rabe’) is to direct Emma Watson (‘Noah,’ ‘The Bling Ring’) and Daniel Brühl (‘Rush,’ ‘The Fifth Estate’) in the political thriller ‘Colonia.’
Featuring a script by Gallenberger and Torsten Wenzel, ‘Colonia’ tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel.
Production is set to get underway soon with film filming to take place in Luxembourg, Munich, Berlin and South America.
Benjamin Herrmann is attached to produce through his Majestic banner, with Nicolas Steil serving as co-delegate producer through Iris Productions.