Rolling right along from one performance into the next, Deadline reveals that Keira Knightley will next appear in a thriller titled Conception. One for the sci-fi fans out there, the Camille Griffin (Silent Night) directed and penned film will tell a thrilling tale about the British government digging its claws into parenting, putting them in complete control of families around the country. Knightley will star as an enforcer of the law who is loyal to the government’s protocols until they begin to interfere with and endanger her life.
Keira Knightly will star in Conception, a sci-fi thriller about a dystopian future where the government is in complete control of families.
As of right now, no other cast members have been revealed, with Keira Knightley holding up the film as the only star at this point. Of course, more will be announced in the approaching days, and, as expected with a name as big as Knightley’s, there will likely be more Hollywood A-list stars attached to the project. As for the leading lady and the director, it marks a reunion for the duo; they previously worked together on the horror comedy Silent Night.
Having broken onto the scene in the early 2000s with her performance in Bend It Like Beckham and the box-office top dog franchise, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Keira Knightley seemed to be set for a prominent rise to the top. For her performances in films like Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, and The Imitation Game, the English star would earn hoards of praise from the award circuit, including nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
As of right now, no other cast members have been revealed, with Keira Knightley holding up the film as the only star at this point.
Having a particular knack for the action and drama genres, Keira Knightley went on to star in features including Domino, The Duchess, A Dangerous Method, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Jack Ryan: The Shadow Recruit, Colette, Misbehavoiur, and so many more.
This past year, Keira Knightley teamed up with streaming service Hulu to bring audiences a dramatized telling of a notorious true crime story in Boston Strangler. The film told the story of two women, played by Knightley and Loretta McLaughlin, who pushed the envelope on what was allowed of female journalists during that time period. With their investigative prowess and commitment to the truth and justice, the pair broke the news of the madman stalking the streets of 1960s Boston, known for killing at least 13 women.
Along with her work in Conception, Keira Knightley will also be jumping back into the world of television with the upcoming series Black Doves.
Along with her work in Conception, Keira Knightley will also be jumping back into the world of television with the upcoming series Black Doves. The Netflix series, which comes from The Lazarus Project’s showrunner Joe Barton, will star Knightley as a politician’s wife named Helen Webb. While she’s primarily seen as the woman behind the powerful man and a loving and devoted mother, Helen has been harboring an exciting secret – she’s one of the top spies for a group known as the Black Doves.
For years, Keira Knightley’s character has been taking information learned through her husband and passing it to her higher-ups. But, when her lover is killed, her secrets are threatened to be told, a move that could flip the entire unit on its head. As of right now, no release date has been set for the series, but we do know that Knightley will be joined by Ben Whishaw (Paddington), Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), Andrew Koji (Warrior), and Kathryn Hunter (Andor).