Since getting all famous in Pirates of Caribbean, Keira Knightly has decided to use her name to get small British projects off the ground (which is why we’ve seen her in all them damn period pieces). Her next film is no exception, as she has signed up to lead Never Let Me Go, a sci-fi film which will be directed by Mark Romanek (former director of The Wolfman).
Mark Romanek (“One Hour Photo”) will direct the cloning-themed pic, which will also star Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan.
Story revolves around a trio who grew up in a boarding school with no contact or knowledge of the outside world until they discover they are clones grown for the sole purpose of organ donation.
DNA, which has a longstanding partnership with Fox Searchlight, has teamed with the specialty label on a number of films including “The Last King of Scotland” and Danny Boyle’s “Sunshine” and “28 Days Later.”
Filming will begin in April in the UK.