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Keira Knightley May Take 'Safe Haven' In Nicholas Sparks Adaptation From Lasse Hallstrom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2012 11:46 AM
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First announced last summer, it has taken a while for Lasse Hallstrom's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' "Safe Haven" to get rolling, but with a Valentine's Day release date already lined up, it's going to have to start shooting soon. And it looks like it may land a pretty top-shelf actress.

Could Bill Murray & Keira Knightley Be Oscar Winners? We Prematurely Predict Best Actor & Actress At The 2013 Academy Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 2, 2012 11:58 AM
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At the Academy Awards, Best Picture might be the big prize, but the ones that both the winners and the audience have the most emotional connection to tend to be the acting prizes. Seeing a beloved star, or a fresh-faced newcomer, finally pick up a statue more often than not ends up leading the mainstream media coverage; it's always more moving than some producer's acceptance speech.

New Looks At Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson & Jude Law In Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2012 10:45 AM
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Don't expect the usual costume drama routine from Joe Wright's experimental take on "Anna Karenina." Yes, it has been adapted for the big screen before, but if early word on this project is any indication, it's going to be unlike anything we've seen before.

First Look At Keira Knightley, Jude Law & Aaron Johnson In Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2012 10:33 AM
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Yawn. Another stuffy costume drama and adaptation of "Anna Karenina," a story we've seen played out more than once on the big screen and small. Who cares, right? Wrong. While the latest from Joe Wright, which sees him reteam with his "Atonement" and "Pride & Prejudice" star Keira Knightley, might seem like an easy lay-up, in the director's typical fashion, he's raising the bar. As was recently revealed in an extended profile in Empire magazine, Wright choose to make the production nearly entirely on a single stage, in a take that has been described as experimental, taking place in an "elastic universe" that will include toy trains and dollhouses standing in for exterior locations.

Keira Knightley Talks "High Energy" Role In 'A Dangerous Method' & Joe Wright's "Theatrical" Take On 'Anna Karenina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2012 12:01 PM
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There is nothing about Keira Knightley's performance in David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" that is quiet, demure or understated. But that's by design and with very good reason. She plays Sabina Spielrein in the film, a young woman suffering terribly from hysteria, an illness that makes itself known in a manner that is as obvious as it is uncomfortable (see above). She comes into the care of Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and it isn't long before their doctor/patient relationship becomes something more, and a concern to Jung's friend and colleague Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). As the woman who not only comes between the two legendary doctors, but undergoes a tremendous emotional journey of self-revelation, Knightley pulls off a performance that finds nuance even in its most extreme moments. It required the actress to do some deep research and take a leap of faith in a character that is hard to embrace at first, but whose growth is a reward to watch on screen.

David Cronenberg Says 'A Dangerous Method' Was Originally Intended For Julia Roberts

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 22, 2011 3:17 PM
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Keira Knightley To Play Effie Gray In 'Untouched'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2011 1:44 PM
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It looks like Emma Thompson and Dakota Fanning have some competition. With production already underway and pre-selling at the American Film Market on their project "Effie" (with footage apparently being shown on an iPad to potential buyers), a rival picture is in the works, because no good idea in Hollywood only gets used once.

Keira Knightley Being Pursued For 'Akira' & Gary Oldman Wanted For 'Arthur & Lancelot'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 4, 2011 8:57 AM
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With "Harry Potter" ending this summer, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy coming to a close in 2012, and "Green Lantern" proving a weak start to the DC heroes that the studio hoped would see them through the next few years, Warner Bros. are branching out a bit in their hunt for future franchises. Their hopes for 2013 might include Superman reboot "Man of Steel" and Spartan sequel "300: Battle of Artemesia," but neither are quite home runs, and they're joined by fresh starters like Guillermo Del Toro's giant monster movie "Pacific Rim" and period witch-hunting flick "The Seventh Son," with Sam Claflin and Jeff Bridges.

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