First Look at Emma Watson as Lena in “Colonia”!

It’s been just under a month since it was announced that Emma Watson would star in Colonia, a period political thriller, and we now have the first still of her in the film!

We’ve already seen a couple of pictures of her on set, but here’s the first image of her in action:


Emma Watson acting in "Colonia"


Emma, who plays Lena, a woman trying to locate her husband during a tumultuous political period in Chile in the 1970s, appears in the photo with co-star Mikael Nyqvist, who plays preacher Paul Schäfer, the leader of a cult Lena infiltrates to find her husband.

Filming for Colonia just wrapped in Luxemborg and is now moving on to Germany. Are you interested in seeing the film? We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more about the film’s progress!

Press Release
BERLIN, GERMANY (October 27, 2014) - Majestic has released the first look image for Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Florian Gallenberger’s COLONIA, featuring Emma Watson alongside the latest addition to the cast, Mikael Nyqvist (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Trilogy, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, “John Wick”). The captivating Swedish actor takes the role of Paul Schäfer, lay preacher and leader of the infamous Colonia Dignidad.

Also joining Emma Watson and co-star Daniel Brühl, are Richenda Carey (“Separate Lies”), Vicky Krieps (“A Most Wanted Man”), August Zirner (“The Counterfeiters”) and Martin Wuttke (“Inglourious Basterds”).

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.

Having wrapped in Luxembourg, production now moves to Germany, before the shoot is completed in South America later this year.

The film is due for release in October 2015.

COLONIA is a production of Majestic Filmproduktion and co-delegate producer Iris Productions, co-produced by Rat Pack Filmproduktion, in association with ProSieben and Sky, supported by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA German Federal Film Board, Ger­man Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Luxembourg Film Fund and the MEDIA program of the EU.


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