Magazine article Screen International

Beta Picks Up Thriller Colonia

Magazine article Screen International

Beta Picks Up Thriller Colonia

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Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Nyqvist star in thriller.

Beta Cinema has picked up sales to director Florian Gallenberger's anticipated thriller Colonia starring Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl and Mikael Nyqvist.

Production outfit Majestic are currently shooting in Germany and will move to South America later this year.

The film is due for release in October 2015.

"Florian's script is a real page turner and the first rushes are more than promising. We can't wait to introduce the film to buyers at this week's AFM," stated Beta Cinema's Dirk Schürhoff.

UTA Independent Film Group will be co-representing domestic rights.

Producer Benjamin Herrmann commented: "The combined powers of Beta Cinema and UTA are perfect for this suspense-filled international thriller, which is inspired by true events. We are excited to be working together on Colonia".

Gallenberger's script, co-written with Torsten Wenzel, tells the story of Lena (Emma Watson) and Daniel (Daniel Brühl), a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. …

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