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Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke to make ‘Regression’ in Toronto

TORONTO — Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke will spend the spring in Toronto making the thriller Regression.

Written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar (The Others), the feature is reportedly about a man who is accused of sexually abusing his daughter — a crime he doesn’t remember committing.

Watson will celebrate her 25th birthday on April 15 — the same day production is scheduled to get underway in Toronto. Cameras are set to roll until mid-June.

Watson is best known for playing Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter movies. She went on to star in 2012’s acclaimed The Perks of Being a Wallflower and made a hilarious appearance as herself in last year’s This Is The End opposite Canadians Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel.

In a statement, the British actress said she is a fan of Amenábar. “I’m really excited by the challenge my character presents to me as an actress,” she said. “I can’t wait to begin.”

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Hawke, a frequent guest of the Toronto International Film Festival, made 2005’s Assault on Precinct 13 in Toronto and 2004’s Taking Chances in Montreal. The 43-year-old New York-based actor has a summer home in Nova Scotia.

Regression is scheduled to hit theatres on Aug. 28, 2015.

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