LONDON — “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”) will topline thriller “Colonia,” which will shoot in Luxembourg, Munich, Berlin and South America until the end of the year.
Pic, which is helmed by Florian Gallenberger (“John Rabe”), 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.
Gallenberger and Torsten Wenzel penned the script, which is inspired by true events. Benjamin Herrmann is producing through his Majestic banner (“Desert Flower,” “John Rabe,” “Tour De Force”). Nicolas Steil will serve as co-delegate producer through Iris Productions (“Sunset Song”).
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer Kolja Brandt, production designer Bernd Lepel, costume designer Nicole Fischnaller, makeup designers Waldemar Pokromski and Claudine Moureaud, sound recordist Carlo Thoss and editor Hansjoerg Weissbrich.
Pic is 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.
Watson is represented by Markham, Froggatt & Irwin (U.K.) and WME (U.S). Bruhl is represented by Players (Germany), Tavistock Wood (U.K.) and WME (U.S.).
We know you’ve probably scooped up our October It Girl issue with cover girl Tavi Gevinson (it hit newsstands earlier this week), but now we’ve got some super exclusive extras that we know you have yet to see. And yes, it’s safe to say that Emma and Tavi bond over acting, the film industry, staying grounded, and so much more.
FROM THE ISSUE:
“I remember reading an article on Rookie and wanting to know who wrote it. It was Tavi, so I started following everything she wrote. She has the most amazing ability to articulate ideas that are very difficult to put into words. She can make something so complicated seem simple and straightforward, and I think that’s why girls want to read Rookie. It provides a touchstone, a sense of comfort.”
"But it wasn’t until a year and a half ago that I actually met Tavi, when she interviewed me for Bling Ring. She came to my apartment with her dad, and I felt an instant connection. I understand what it’s like to be a young person in an industry that is much more grown up than you are. I remember that feeling of having to be chaperoned by my dad to a Chanel after-party and being stuck between two worlds—trying to juggle a professional life and homework. We bonded over how strange it is to explain to your contemporaries what you’re doing outside of school, and trying not to sound really arrogant and self-involved, but at the same time not lying about what you’re doing.”
"When she was interviewing me, I opened up to her in a way that I wouldn’t with any other journalist, because I felt that she was vulnerable, too, and we had so much common ground. Tavi’s just very authentic, and for someone so young, she is remarkably self-possessed. You just feel that you can trust someone like that. We’ve been supporting each other ever since that interview."
"I’m not surprised she’s gotten into acting, because she’s such an intriguing character in her real life…" - Emma Watson
"Sometimes she’ll email me and bounce ideas off of me, and I’ll do the same. When I took my position as a goodwill ambassador for UN Women, I asked her to read through something I was writing, and she very kindly did. In turn, she’s asked me some questions about acting and other small pieces of advice. I’m not surprised she’s gotten into acting, because she’s such an intriguing character in her real life that of course people would want to see her on screen or on stage."
"I think people are so drawn to her because there’s no such thing as high or low culture with Tavi. She can talk about a couture collection, intellectual feminism, and Taylor Swift songs all with equal excitement. She’s an interesting person, because she’s interested—in everything. So when you’re with her, the conversation never stops. I think she’s pretty incredible, really.”
MAJOR NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN EXCLUSIVE QUOTES:
"I felt that Tavi was a kindred spirit, really, and it’s not very often that I meet young women who are in a similar position to mine. I felt very grateful to get to meet her, really. When you meet her in person she’s so articulate and she seems so well put together but she’s also just a girl. This sounds so cliché but she’s just like you and me. She’s very accessible. She’s really enigmatic and also a very vulnerable, sensitive, open soul. I hope that she knows that I’m here for whatever she needs, and I think she would say the same."
"I think so often we’re surprised to see interviews where people seem to be working things out in such a public way, and I’m just wary that there just aren’t that many safe spaces, so to have someone who will listen and who you can say something completely ridiculous to, that you don’t really mean, or you can make mistakes with and kind of figure out what you think, without judgment, without criticism– it just gives you space to figure things out. And to get a second opinion. Tavi and I, neither of our parents are really from the film industry, and most of Tavi’s friends aren’t celebrities, same with me. We’re kind of, both of us, entering into unchartered territory and it’s scary. You don’t always feel like you really know what you’re doing, and discovering things for the first time, and so it’s good to speak to someone who understands that.”
Also her boyfriend and his teammates (rugby team) supported HeForShe campaign.
Emma tweeted an old photo of her with brother Alex as kids and their dad.
Wow,17+ new followers for less than an hour.XD
ps.Ok, Now I’m being scared ,new 15+ less than 5 minutes :(
Resized picture of Emma Watson for UN Woman photoshoot.
New picture of Emma Watson in Central Park,NYC today on September 22,2014.Probably she were interviewed.
Emma Watson: Today we are launching a campaign HeForShe. I am reaching out to you because we need your help. We must try to mobilize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change. We don’t just want to talk about it. We want to try and make sure it’s tangible. I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women 6 months ago.
The more I spoke about feminism, the more I realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain is that this has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic and social equality of the sexes.
When I was 8, I was called bossy because I wanted to direct a play for our parents. At 15, my girlfriends didn’t want to join sports teams because they didn’t want to appear masculine. At 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive.
Why has the word become such an unpopular one? I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.
But sadly, I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to see these rights. No country in the world can yet say that they achieved gender equality. These rights are considered to be human rights but I am one of the lucky ones.
My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter. My school did not limit me because I was a girl. These influences are the gender equality ambassadors that made me who I am today. They may not know it but they are the feminists needed in the world today. We need more of those.
It is not the word that is important. It is the idea and the ambition behind it because not all women received the same rights I have. In fact, statistically, very few have.
In 1997, Hillary Clinton made a famous speech in Beijing about women’s rights. Sadly, many that she wanted to change are still true today. Less than 30% of the audience were male. How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited to participate in the conversation?
Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either.
We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled.
Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves.
You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something. Edmund Burke said all that is need for the forces of evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing.
In my nervousness for this speech and my moment of doubt, I told myself: if not me, who? If not now, when? You have the opportunity here. If you believe in equality, I implore you: we must strive for a united world but the good news is we have a platform. It is called he for she. I invite you to step forward, to be seen and I ask yourself: if not me, who? If not now, when? Thank you.
Emma Watson attends UN Women's 'HeForShe' VIP After Party at The Peninsula Hotel on September 20 2014 in New York City.