Majestic Filmproduktion has released the first intimidating image from their period drama Colonia, featuring star Emma Watson and the newly-announced Mikael Nyqvist (John Wick, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) as Paul Schäfer, lay preacher and leader of the infamous Colonia Dignidad.
The film from Academy Award-winning director Florian Gallenberger will also co-star the previously set Daniel Bruhl, along with Richenda Carey (Separate Lies), Vicky Krieps (A Most Wanted Man), August Zirner (The Counterfeiters) and Martin Wuttke (Inglourious Basterds).
Watson plays Lena, a young woman whose husband Daniel (Bruhl) is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police during the 1973 Chilean military coup d’etat. Lena must join a dangerous cult in the sealed-off Colonia Dignidad area in order to rescue him.
Colonia just wrapped shooting in Luxembourg, with production now moved to Germany before the shoot is completed in South America later this year. The film is due for release in October 2015.