With Ethan Hawke coming off Boyhood and also finding himself in Andrew Niccol’s latest, and Emma Watson being cast as Belle in Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast, Alejandro Amenábar Regression has made an interesting pairing with two actors currently hitting a powerful stride. Regression is a creepy thriller about a young woman (Watson) who confides in a detective (Hawke) and a psychologist (David Thewlis) about how her father sexually assaulted her. The first trailer has the tense ticking of a metronome and the chilling imagery of a cult that both feel miles away from the Oscar winning melodrama of Amenábar’s The Sea Inside.
Regression releases August 28. Watch the trailer below: