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Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl to star in 'Colonia'

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Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl will star opposite each other in director Florian Gallenberger’s Chilean thriller, Colonia, EW has confirmed.

According to The Wrap, Brühl and Watson will play Daniel and Lena, a couple living in the heyday of the military coup in Chile in 1973. The couple become separated when Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police, and Lena is determined to track Daniel down by infiltrating a cult in the sealed off area of Chile known as Colonia Dignidad, where Daniel is being held.

Brühl previously worked with Gallenberger on City of War: The Story of John Rabe and Honolulu. The film is expected to shoot through the end of the year in Luxem­bourg, Munich, Berlin, and South America.

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