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Movie News & Rumors: Keira Knightley and Matt Damon to star in Tender Is The Night?

Rumors are all over the web about a new period adaptation that Keira Knightley and Matt Damon are rumored to be in talks to star together in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night...

Here's more info about it from The New York Magazine...
Keira Knightley's face is going to be all over the popular fiction table at Barnes and Noble. The actress — who has already appeared in adaptations of Pride & Prejudice and Ian McEwan's Atonement, and will soon star in adaptations of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children — is said to be the front-runner to play the female lead in a film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night, a novel about a marriage disintegrating in the South of France. Matt Damon (fifteen years Knightley's senior, for those keeping track of age differences we're supposed to ignore at home) is the desired male lead. 

As there's only a script and no director attached, it's unlikely both Knightley and Damon will make it into the final project — if the final project gets made at all. (The pair may end up on the next version of this list though!) But between this film and the Fitzgerald biopic The Beautiful and the Damned, which Knightley is attached to star in as Zelda Fitzgerald opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, the actress should get a chance to play a high-strung, mentally unstable woman in an unhealthy relationship with an alcoholic who either is, or is loosely based upon, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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Also, speaking of Keira Knightley's upcoming movies, this one is not a rumor and is about another film that Keira's already attached to star and filmed in the summer...

From Screen Daily...

Universal takes multiple territories on Cronenberg's A Dangerous

UPI has acquired the film, starring  Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassel, to distribute in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and South Africa. HanWay handles sales.
Universal Pictures International (UPI) has picked up multiple territories on David Cronenberg’s Freud/Jung film, A Dangerous Method (formerly known as The Talking Cure.)

Universal has acquired the film, starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassel, to distribute in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and South Africa. The deal was announced this week by producer Jeremy Thomas and by UPI’s President of International Production and Acquisitions, Christian Grass.

HanWay Films will handle international sales and has pre-sold the film to (among others), Mars in France, E1 Films in Canada, Transmission in Australia, Lusomundo in Portugal, Cineart in Benelux, Odeon in Greece and Romania, Monolith in Poland, Discovery in Ex Yugoslavia, Maywin in Russia, and Swen in Latin America.

A Dangerous Method is produced by Jeremy Thomas’s Recorded Picture Company (RPC) with co-producers Marco Mehlitz of Lago Film in Germany and Marty Katz of ProsperoFilm in Canada.

The film will shoot in Zurich and Vienna. Set on the eve of the First World War, it is is a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery drawn from true-life events based on the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Knightley). Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. The script is by Christopher Hampton. Production starts in Germany this May.  Read more!



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