EXCLUSIVE: Keira Knightley will not be in “Cosmopolis” with Robert Pattinson
Keira Knightley will not be appearing in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis”, the actress’s reps confirmed to us today. Knightley was brought into the casting conversation following some eagle-eyed fans seeing her name listed alongside star Robert Pattinson’s on the production company’s website. When the internet exploded with the news, her name was quickly removed and her reps declined to comment on her involvement until today, with a solid “she’s not in it”.Speaking of Keira Knightley, here are a few recent KK The Children's Hour Review and related articles...
Knightley is currently on the West End stage in a production of “The Children’s Hour”, in which she plays a 1930s schoolteacher who is accused of having a lesbian love affair with a fellow faculty member. She was last seen in the criminally underrated “Never Let Me Go” with Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield and will next be seen on screen in “A Dangerous Method”, another Cronenberg directorial feature.
Keira Knightley has the equally challenging task of making Karen more than the cipher she first appears. But she is excellent in her climactic encounter with her fiance, well played by Tobias Menzies, when her lean, elegant frame suddenly seems rigid with physical anguish. And, when she claims "everything I say to you is made to mean something else", Knightley radiates a lonely despair.
Hollywood star Danny DeVito, filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and actress Miriam Margolyes were among the crowd who turned out to see Keira Knightley in the opening night of West End play The Children's Hour.Also, check out new photos of Keira Knightley: 'Children's Hour' Press Night with Elisabeth Moss!
Chadha, who launched Knightley's film career by casting her in comedy Bend It Like Beckham, was one of the many audience members to give the cast a standing ovation.
"I thought it was very powerful, I'm a bit overcome. I'm so proud of Keira," she said after the performance.
Tribeca and Miramax Team on Acquiring Last Night, Starring Keira Knightley
Tribeca Film and Miramax Films have made a U.S. distribution deal for relationship drama Last Night (pictured), starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet. Tribeca Film has acquired theatrical, VOD and select digital rights; a Spring 2011 release is planned. Miramax retains distribution rights for home video, television sales and long-term digital rights.