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Never Let Me Go Lands Keira Knightley

— Posted by John Campea

According to reports, Keira Knightley will star in the upcoming film “Never Let Me Go”, a movie apparently about cloning (haven’t we already seen this a few times in the last couple of years?)

The good folks over at ComingSoon give us the following:

Keira Knightley will star in the sci-fi thriller Never Let Me Go for Fox Searchlight Pictures, reports Variety. Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) will direct the cloning-themed film, which will also star Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan. Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich are producing through their London-based DNA Films. Alex Garland, who wrote the screenplay, is producing as well. Film 4 is also involved as a producer.

Ok, let’s put the whole cloning gimmick aside for a moment and talk about Keira Knightley. There are times when I think this woman is just complete dead weight in a movie. Movies like Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3 and Domino were not just bad films… she was bad in them. No… horrible.

But then you catch her in something like The Duchess (not a very good film, but she was solid in it) or Atonement and she can blow you away. I’m starting to think that when you put her in anything other than a period piece where her lack of ability can be covered over by her natural accent and a good script, she’ll flop terribly. As a matter of fact, 2 of her upcoming projects (My Fair Lady and King Lear) put her once again in period pieces.

Or maybe she’s fantastic. We need to see her in more before we can really say.

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  • Peter Baumann

    Never Let Me Go is based on, probably, my favorite book of the last five years by Kazuo Ishiguro–it won’t (if at all faithful to the book) be your regular cloning movie. I’m excited–especially since Mark Romanek is attached–I loved One Hour Photo.

  • http://www.ponderplace.com Stephen

    I liked Domino.

  • HAZMAT

    oh and i liked pirates 1 and 2…the third one was the one that failed…(i liked the last 15 minutes of the 3rd one…but that followed 3 hours of concentrated SHIT)

  • HAZMAT

    so this movie wont take place in 1649?

    shes a good actress. its not her fault domino, pirates and bend it like beckam were shit movies, she didnt write them, she just agreed to act in them

    i liked the duchess… =/

  • talli

    i think keira knightley is a great actress

    i thought all of the pirates movies were good, with the 1st being pure genius

  • AARON

    Might go well might not, but her in this kind of film? Nope

  • Kiddo

    Yeah, she’s very inconsistent as an actress. Though she was also good IMO in Bend it Like Beckham.
    I agree with you that she stands out in period pieces, like Pride & Prejudice.
    Other movies that she’s sucked in: The Jacket (BAD movie) and Love Actually (HATED that movie).

    • http://community.livejournal.com/movie_trivia/profile Calviin

      I liked The Jacket.

  • MattK

    well i cant judge her as an actress b/c ive only seen the POTC films(which were all terrible)

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