The mood around The Weinstein Company offices probably isn’t great this morning. Over the weekend, the studio experienced their worst wide release opening ever, with Natalie Portman‘s western “Jane Got A Gun” completely taking at the box office. The silver lining is that it wasn’t their production to start with, so it won’t hurt them too badly, but it seems the Weinsteins are spending the first part of the new year casting off dead weight. Remember that thriller “Regression” starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke that was supposed to open last summer? Well, it was taken off the calendar and quietly added… for this week…
Yep, the thriller from Alejandro Amenábar (“Open Your Eyes,” “The Sea Inside“) will quietly drop in one hundred theaters this weekend. The ’90s set movie follows a detective who investigates the accusations a young woman has made against her father, in what looks like a pretty dour affair. Here’s the official synopsis:
Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.
We’ll see how “Regression” does this weekend, but don’t expect it to light up the box office. Watch below.