Date: 21st June 2006

Keira's Atonement

Keira Knightley is to reunite with Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright in a film version of Ian McEwan's Atonement.

The movie will also star James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Brenda Blethyn and Vanessa Redgrave.

In a joint statement, producers Tim Bevan and Paul Webster said: "We are thrilled to be collaborating with Joe Wright again in bringing Ian McEwan's extraordinary novel to the big screen.

With Christopher Hampton's beautiful script our peerless cast and crew will create a classic British romance."

Atonement is set during the summer of 1935, Dunkirk in 1940 and London in 1999.

Shooting will take place in Shropshire, London, Grimsby and Redcar which will become Dunkirk in 1940.

Source: Press Release