TWC-Dimension will release the pic in 2015; FilmNation is handling international sales.
Emma Watson has been cast opposite Ethan Hawke in thriller Regression.
Alejandro Amenabar (The Others) wrote and will direct the film, which will be released in 2015 by The Weinstein Company's Dimension. Filmnation Entertainment is handling international sales.
Amenabar's longtime partner Fernando Bovaira will producer for his company MOD Entertainment together with Canadian producer Christina Piovesan.
The storyline is being kept under wraps, but the pic does see the return of Amenabar to the thriller genre. He worked with TWC-Dimension previously on the 2001 Nicole Kidman-starrer The Others, which grossed over $200 million worldwide. He also won the foreign language film Oscar for his 2004 film The Sea Inside.
Watson, known for playing Hermoine Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, most recently appeared in comedy This Is the End and Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring. Repped by WME and Markham Froggatt Irwin, she'll next appear in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.
I just read on Snitchseeker that JK already has 2 drafts of the script ready.
"The biggest surprise news of course was the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them upcoming film franchise, set to take place 70 years before Harry Potter's time, noted Rowling when the announcement was made last September. David Heyman confirmed that he will produce the series, and Rowling said recently that she had completed two drafts of the screenplay, which she is of course writing about the times of author Newt Scamander, in New York City and possibly more."