Keira Knightley is currently riding the wave of good reviews from the London Film Festival on the back of her next feature Colette. The British actress has now landed herself a role in the comedy-drama Misbehaviour.
Based on a real-life story feature deals with the Bob Hope-hosted 1970 Miss World competition in the UK, the then most-watched TV show on the planet with more than 100 million viewers. The Women’s Liberation Movement caused disruption during the live broadcast, while the winner Miss Grenada became the first black woman to be crowned Miss World.
Philippa Lowthorpe, who has directed episodes of The Crown, Call The Midwife and Swallows and Amazon’s will take the helm on the film. Rebecca Frayn is adapting the screenplay, while Suzanne Mackie and Sarah-Jane Wheale will serve as producers.
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Knightley was briefly last seen returning to Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. She can next be seen in Colette, her upcoming projects include Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and James Kent’s The Aftermath alongside Alexander Skarsgard.
The Irreplaceable You star, Mbatha-Raw upcoming projects are Fast Colour in which a woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. She also stars in Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Farming alongside Kate Beckinsale.
Buckley is also another actress enjoying rave reviews for her performance in Wild Rose at this years London Film Festival. Previously she has starred in Tom Hardy series, Taboo and 2016’s War and Peace. Her upcoming projects include The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle and the Judy Garland biopic, Judy, alongside Renee Zellweger and Rufus Sewell.