Shock! Keira Knightley to star in a modern day movie!

For the first time in six movies (seven if you include KING LEAR but this one will film first), stunning British actress Keira Knightley has agreed to star in "non-period" movie. This one it seems will be set in modern day New York! The film is titled LAST NIGHT, where she will co-star with Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington and Guillaume Canet for the directing debut of Massy Tadjedin, the screenwriter of Knightley's THE JACKET. She also wrote this movie too.

Story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he€™s attracted. While he€™s resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
No word on who is playing what character just yet though Knightley is being topped as the lead, so presumably she is the wife and Worthington her husband. That would make Canet her past love and Mendes the husband's bit on the side. That seems to make sense, right? Production begins next month on the Gaumont and Nick Wechsler Production according to Variety. I would guess this deal has come about late because I remember reading just the other day that Knightley was taking some time off to "cook and watch T.V.". Maybe she got bored?
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