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Ethan Hawke to star in Regression, Amenabar to direct
    Ethan Hawke has signed on to star in "Regression", a suspense thriller that Alejandro Amenabar ("The Others") will direct. The Weinstein Co. acquired the rights with Dimension distributing. Ready for the plot?

    Set in 1980 in a small Minnesota town, a man is arrested for sexually abusing his daughter. He admits his guilt despite having no memory of it. With the help of a psychologist, he relives the memories and implicates a police officer as his partner in crime. The man's estranged son and other townspeople are also suddenly able to relive suppressed memories of horrific abuse. At the same time, the local news reports blame a Satanic cult that has been performing rituals of orgies, assault, killing animals and even babies, for years. The officers are alarmed when similar reports come in from all around the country--they believe they've uncovered a national and possibly supernatural conspiracy. Is the abuse real, or something else?