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Keira Knightley on #MeToo, motherhood and Misbehaviour

FINANCIAL TIMES – Keira Knightley is a hypocrite. And so are you. “We’re all hypocrites,” she says. “We’re human beings. Being a human being is being a hypocrite.”

People, with all their messy contradictions, rarely live up to their virtuous ideals. That is how Knightley squares a successful career in an industry that projects impossible beauty standards — while also applauding the feminist protests at the 1970 Miss World competition, the subject of her new film, Misbehaviour.

Knightley plays Sally Alexander, the real-life activist who, together with fellow members of the new Women’s Liberation Movement, interrupted the pageant with ink-squirting toy guns, football rattles and flour bombs. Their actions brought the campaign against the objectification of women to a television audience of 100 million.

For Knightley, exploring conflicting interests — such as the challenge of balancing her own feminist principles with the demands of her job — was part of the film’s attraction. “That’s why I wanted to do it!” she says, with such force you can almost see the exclamation marks project from her mouth.

“I came into this completely on the side of the women’s libbers. Totally. Completely. Yes, 100 per cent, this is disgusting. And yet, I am somebody that makes my living, most of my money, from being a model [in campaigns for Chanel and others] and from doing red carpets.”

On the day we meet in a central London hotel, she is impeccably groomed in a Loewe black jacket, with smoky eye make-up and waved hair. There have been moments on the red carpet, she says, when she felt she was in “a dog show” with “f**king creepy cameras”.

Yet compromised principles are no excuse for inertia. “You’re going to find very few people like Greta Thunberg. [But] by going, ‘Oh God, therefore I can’t say anything’, then nothing is going to happen,” she says. “Nothing’s going to change in any direction whatsoever.”

Knightley may be best known for playing the romantic heroine in a slew of period dramas — from 2005’s Pride & Prejudice (which earned her an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination), to Atonement in 2007 (for which she was shortlisted for a Bafta and Golden Globe) and Anna Karenina in 2012. But it would be a mistake to pigeonhole her. She has increasingly embraced more complicated, unconventional roles.

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Cannes: Keira Knightley’s ‘Misbehaviour’ Sells Wide

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Keira Knightley’s beauty pageant film Misbehaviour has sold across multiple territories after the first footage was screened in Cannes.

The 1970s-set story sold strong around the world, with the title taken for Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux, Poland and CIS in Europe; Japan and Korea in Asia; the Middle East and South Africa.

Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, the film co-stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lesley Manville and Keeley Hawes. It follows the birth of the women’s movement in the U.K. surrounding the controversy of the Miss World pageant in 1970.

The film is currently in postproduction and set for a 2020 release. It’s co-produced by Pathe, BBC, BFI and Ingenious, produced by Left Bank Pictures.

Pathe’s out of competition Cannes entry La Belle Epoque, starring Guillaume Canet, Daniel Auteuil, Doria Tillier and Fanny Ardant has also sold across Europe, to Germany, Italy, Spain, CIS, Portugal, Romania, Hungary, Greece and Belgium, as well as Latin America and Japan.

The film, produced by Pathe, Orange Studio and Les Films du Kiosque, follows a man able to relive the best moments of his life. It’s set for a November release.

The big budget Eiffel, set at $22 million, follows the birth of the famed French tower and stars Romain Duris and Brit Emma Mackey in her French-language debut. It starts shooting this summer and has presold to Germany, Japan, CIS, Portugal and Israel.

Greg Kinnear & Lesley Manville To Play Bob & Dolores Hope In Keira Knightley Miss World Movie

DEADLINE – Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) and Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) are joining leads Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Jessie Buckley in dramedy Misbehaviour.

Kinnear and Manville will play Bob and Dolores Hope in the film, which is based on the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest — hosted by comedian Hope — and its disruption by the newly founded Women’s Liberation Movement. Shoot is underway today in London.

Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) directs from an original script written by Rebecca Frayn (The Lady) with revisions by Gaby Chiappe (Their Finest). The creative team includes production designer, Cristina Casali (The Death Of Stalin); make up and hair designer, Jill Sweeney (The Theory Of Everything); costume designer, Charlotte Walter (The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society); director of photography, Zac Nicholson (The Death of Stalin); and editor, Una Ni Dhonghaile (Three Girls).

Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the 1970 competition, then at the height of its popularity. When the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada – the first black woman to be crowned Miss World.

The film is being produced by Suzanne Mackie (The Crown) and by Sarah-Jane Wheale. Executive producers are Andy Harries and Rebecca Frayn for Left Bank; Cameron McCracken and Jenny Borgars for Pathé; Rose Garnett for BBC Films, Natascha Wharton for the BFI; and Andrea Scarso for Ingenious. Pathé reps sales.

Keira Knightley Heads Cast of Pathe’s ‘Misbehaviour’

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VARIETY – Keira Knightley is set to star in Miss World pageant comedy drama “Misbehaviour” for Pathé. Pathé will present the film, which is directed by BAFTA-winner Philippa Lowthorpe, to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

“Misbehaviour” is based on the true events of the 1970 Miss World pageant in London, when a global audience witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head. The most-watched television show in the world at the time, with more than 100 million viewers, the 1970 Miss World pageant saw the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieve overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast, hosted by Bob Hope, claiming that such beauty competitions demeaned women. When the show resumed, the result caused further uproar when Miss Grenada became the first black woman to be crowned Miss World, beating the favorite. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley co-star in the film.

The movie is produced by Suzanne Mackie for Left Bank Pictures and written by Rebecca Frayn with revisions by Gaby Chiappe. Andy Harries and Frayn serve as executive producers for Left Bank alongside Cameron McCracken and Jenny Borgars for Pathé.

It marks Lowthorpe’s sophomore feature after 2016’s “Swallows and Amazons.” The director is one of only two women to have won a BAFTA TV Award for direction, having won twice: in 2013 with “Call the Midwife” and earlier this year with miniseries “Three Girls.”

Knightley, a two-time Oscar nominee for 2005’s “Pride & Prejudice” and 2014’s “The Imitation Game,” was most recently seen in Wash Westmoreland’s biopic “Colette,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. She will next be seen in Disney’s “The Nutcrackers and the Four Realms,” which opens in the U.S. on Nov. 2. She has also completed James Kent’s “The Aftermath,” due to release in spring 2019, and Gavin Hood’s whistleblower drama “Official Secrets,” which is in post-production.

Pathé is set to distribute “Misbehaviour” in the U.K., France and Switzerland as well as handling sales on the film for the rest of the world.

This year’s AFM runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 7.