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RIALTO CHATTER: Keira Knightley to Star in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR?

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Michael Riedel reports in today's New York Post that film star Keira Knightley is working out details to appear in the West End in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour in early 2011, to be directed by Ian Rickson. It's said that if successful, Broadway will be next for the show. 

The insidious power of a lie takes center stage at the Wright-Dobie School for Girls in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour. When a student perceives she is being treated unfairly by the headmasters, she fabricates a malicious lie about them. Fearful that their children will be inappropriately influenced, parents begin to withdraw their children from the school. The controversy pushes relationships to the brink, tests assumptions, and challenges preconceived notions of the truth.

Knightley began her career with the films, 'Bend It Like Beckham' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' - which made her a Hollywood star. In 2005, she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role in the Jane Austen adaptation, 'Pride and Prejudice.' In 2007, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for her performance in 'Atonement.'

 


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