In feverish bidding, Fox Searchlight has acquired The Aftermath, a Scott Free-produced adaptation of the Rhidian Brook novel that has Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård in talks to star, with James Kent directing. He helmed Testament Of Youth. Ridley Scott is producing.
The book, an international bestseller, is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an extraordinary decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
Keira Knightley will play the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s upcoming adaptation of The Nutcracker.
She’ll be joined in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (an adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King) by Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to be principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater, and Morgan Freeman, according to Variety.
Interstellar star Mackenzie Foy will also feature, while Chocolat and The Cider House Rules director Lasse Hallstrom has also signed on.
Scans and a new photoshoot have recently gone online of Keira Knightley for Madame Figaro’s July issue. Check them out in the gallery, along with a gorgeous shot of Keira by Mario Testino for Chanel’s Coco Crush.
Our gallery was updated with over 200 HQ pictures of Keira earlier this year filming Collateral Beauty in New York City.
Collateral Beauty is an upcoming 2016 American drama film directed by David Frankel and written by Allan Loeb. It stars Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Peña, and Naomie Harris. The film is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2016.
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Keira Knightley has recorded a 30-second video to urge younger voters to participate in the EU referendum.
She worked with the pro-EU group We Are Europe, who have recorded similar videos with the actor and model Lily Cole and musicians Eliza Doolittle and Big Narstie.
“It only takes five seconds to practice the perfect awards face. And it takes five seconds to mark an X in a ballot box. Five seconds to stop others fucking with your future.”
The video is neutral, but Knightley has previously added her name to a list of celebrities backing the campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union. Last month, many arts figures, including Chiwetel Ejiofor and Benedict Cumberbatch signed a letter to support the remain campaign.
“From the smallest gallery to the biggest blockbuster, many of us have worked on projects that would never have happened without vital EU funding, or by collaborating across borders,” it read. “Britain is not just stronger in Europe, it is more imaginative and more creative, and our global creative success would be severely weakened by walking away.”
The poll on 13 June indicates that 53% support a Brexit, while 47% would like to remain in the EU.
On Sunday (22) Keira attended the premiere of Sofia Coppola’s debut opera La Traviata in Rome. Accompained by husband James Righton, she looked amazing in a velvet red gown by Valentino. Check some HQ images added in our gallery.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Helena Bonham Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Keira Knightley are among more than 250 personalities from the British entertainment and arts world who have signed a letter urging Brits to vote to remain in the European Union next month.
In an open letter published in the Guardian, they warn that in the case of a British exit from the EU, a so-called Brexit, the country would become “an outsider shouting from the wings.”
Filmmakers Danny Boyle and Sam Taylor-Johnson, music star Paloma Faith, designer Vivienne Westwood and author John Le Carre are among the other signatories of the letter, coordinated by “Stronger,” the official pro-EU campaign that prime minister David Cameron is also supporting.
“Britain is not just stronger in Europe, it is more imaginative and more creative,” the letter also says. “Our global creative success would be severely weakened by walking away.”
It further argues: “From the Bard [William Shakespeare] to Bowie, British creativity inspires and influences the rest of the world. We believe that being part of the EU bolsters Britain’s leading role on the world stage.”
The referendum deciding whether the U.K. remains in the EU takes place on June 23. Cameron’s ruling Conservative Party is split on the issue, with former London mayor Boris Johnson being a vocal supporter of a Brexit.
On Monday (22nd February), Keira Knightley made her first public appearance of 2016 at the London Fashion Week Erdem x Selfridges Wrap Party. High-quality images from the event have been added to the gallery.