Movie Casting News: Keira Knightley to star in a Netflix film adaptation of Ruth Ware’s ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’

Keira Knightley has another new Netflix project! She’s currently filming Netflix’s upcoming series, Black Doves, which slated for a December 2024 release. Now, Netflix has announced that she’s starring in a new film adaptation of “The Woman in Cabin 10” 

Read more info. via Variety (and see author Ruth Ware’s tweet) below…

Bust out the Dramamine and brace for PTSD. Keira Knightley is on board to lead a film adaption of Ruth Ware’s bestselling novel “The Woman in Cabin 10” at Netflix.

In what marks one of Dan Lin’s first green lights as the new film chief at the streamer, “The Woman in Cabin 10” follows a travel journalist (Knightley) assigned to cover the launch of a luxury yacht. When she witnesses a passenger tossed overboard in the dead of night, no one believes her story as all on the ship have been accounted for. Doggedly she searches for answers, putting her own life in danger as the boat barrels through the desolate North Sea.

Ware’s book is beloved, and marks a juicy protagonist role for Academy Award nominee Knightley. The film will be directed by Simon Stone, whose credits include the 2021 Netflix project “The Dig,” starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James, as well as the 2015 Geoffrey Rush drama “The Daughter.” Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (“Snake Eyes”) wrote the script for “Cabin 10,” on which director Stone also took a pass.

Sister, the production company co-founded by Elizabeth Murdoch and Jane Featherstone and led by CEO Cindy Holland, will produce the project with Debra Hayward. Sister’s Ilda Diffley will executive produce.

Knightley is represented by United Agents, Range Media Partners, Narrative and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. She’s currently filming the Netflix series “Black Doves,” and recently appeared in “Boston Strangler” and “The Aftermath.” Her two Oscar nods came with the 2005 revisiting of “Pride & Prejudice,” a sleeper box office hit, and 2014’s “The Imitation Game.”


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