- Wednesday, Jun. 11, 2014
Academy award® winner Alejandro Amenábar (The Sea Inside, The Others) has wrapped principal photography on REGRESSION. The film, based on Amenabar´s original screenplay is produced by MOD Entertainment, MOD Producciones, Himenóptero, First Generation Films and Telefónica Studios in association with FilmNation Entertainment, with the participation of Telefilm Canada and in collaboration with Mediaset España. TWC-Dimension will distribute the film in the United States.
Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight, Training Day) and Emma Watson (Noah, Harry Potter) star in the film. REGRESSION sees the return of Amenábar to genre, where he previously had great success with Dimension Films' The Others, which grossed over $200 million worldwide.
Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.
REGRESSION also stars David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate, Harry Potter), David Dencik (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) , Dale Dickey (Winter´s Bone, True Blood), Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).
The creative team includes production designer Carol Spier (Pacific Rim, Eastern Promises), director of photography Daniel Aranyó (The last days), costume designer Sonia Grande (The Others, Midnight in Paris), casting directors Jina Jay (The Others, The Grand Budapest hotel) and VFX supervisor Felix Bergés (The impossible, Agora).
REGRESSION is a Spanish-Canadian coproduction produced by MOD´s Fernando Bovaira (The Others, Agora, The Sea Inside, Biutiful), Himenóptero´s Alejandro Amenabar (Agora, The Sea Inside) and First Generation Films' Christina Piovesan (Life, The Whistleblower). The film will be released in the US by TWC-Dimension on August 28th 2015. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales for all territories outside the US, Spain and Canadá. REGRESSION filmed on location in Toronto.
Ethan Hawke is repped by CAA in the US. Emma Watson is repped by Markham, Froggatt Irwin in the UK and WME in the US.
MOD is a film and television production company founded in 2007 by Fernando Bovaira, who in his extensive career produced some of the most successful titles of Spanish cinema as The Others and The Sea Inside (Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film in 2005) by Alejandro Amenábar. Among MOD's productions are Alejandro Amenábar´s second English language film Agora starring Rachel Weisz and presented at Cannes Film Festival and Biutiful by Alejandro G. Iñárritu starring Javier Bardem, Best Actor at Cannes 2010 and Oscar ® nominee for Best Actor and Best Foreign Language Film.
Created in 1995 by Alejandro Amenábar to produce his own short films, Himenóptero produced Agora presented at Cannes Film Festival and The Sea Inside which won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2005.
FIRST GENERATION FILMS
Producer Christina Piovesan launched First Generation Films with the acclaimed movie Amreeka,which premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2009. The film won the Fipresci prize at Cannes. On its next feature, the team expanded with veteran business affairs executive Alex Lalonde joining the company as Production Executive. FGF produced The Whistleblower starring Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave. Upcoming features include LIFE, starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Anton Corbijn and produced alongside See-Saw Films.
Telefónica Studios is a driving force in the Spanish and Latinoamerica´s movie scene, with no less than 12 features released per year. Some titles co-produced by Telefonica Studios includes Damian Sziffron´s Wild Tales, Juan José Campanella Foosball, Eugenio Mira´s Grand Piano starring Elijah Wood and the animated hit The Adventures of Tad Jones aka Tad The lost explorer.
Over its 15-year history, Telecinco Cinema has become a real driver of the Spanish film industry and a benchmark producer of Spanish films released on a worldwide basis. With more than 70 feature-films of various genres to its name, including popular films such as Ocho apellidos vascos (Spanish Affair) (the most seen and the highest-grossing movie in the history of Spanish cinema), El laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth), Lo imposible (The Impossible), Ágora (Agora), Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones (Tad, the Lost Explorer), El orfanato (The Orphanage), Celda 211 (Cell 211), No habrá paz para los malvados (No Rest for the Wicked), Spanish Movie, Che, el argentino (Che), Los crímenes de Oxford (The Oxford Murders) and El otro lado de la cama (The Other Side of the Bed), Mediaset's film production division is currently Spain's biggest film producer by investment volume and moviegoers and one of the most important in Europe. Its films not only lead the box office rankings, but have also received critical acclaim both in Spain and internationally with more than 220 awards including three Oscars, 55 Goyas and three BAFTAs. Telecinco Cinema has cooperated on projects involving renowned directors such as Alejandro Amenábar, J. A. Bayona, Daniel Monzón, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Soderbergh, Enrique Urbizu and Emilio Martínez-Lázaro, among others, as well as providing opportunities to new up-and-coming filmmakers like Paco León, Eduardo Chapero Jackson or Oskar Santos. This year Telecinco Cinema, whose films Ocho Apellidos Vascos (Spanish Affair) and Carmina y Amén are currently showing in cinemas, will release Perdona si te llamo amor, based on the best-seller by Federico Moccia and El Niño, an action thrillerdirected by Daniel Monzón.
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY & DIMENSION FILMS The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob's tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 348 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards. Upcoming releases include BEGIN AGAIN; THE GIVER; FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY; ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and BIG EYES.
FILMNATION ENTERTAINMENT Founded in 2008 by veteran international film executive Glen Basner, FilmNation Entertainment is a new kind of film company - global, versatile and full-service; and is a go-to destination for many of the world's most renowned filmmakers (including Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Jeff Nichols, Sofia Coppola, J.C Chandor and Anton Corbijn). FilmNation can board a project in a myriad of ways (as a producer, financier, sales agent, international distributor or marketer) and at any stage in a film's lifespan including development. FilmNation titles have grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and the future looks to be even more successful with the company's diversified global sales slate and the company's own productions led by production vet Aaron Ryder. FilmNation has also forged a number of strategic relationships with some of the most prolific, respected producers and financiers operating in the film.