Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress who has been a part of both British and American film industries. Born on March 26, 1985, the 33-year-old comes from a family where both her parents have acting backgrounds. Knightley began her career in acting, as a child. Knightley’s breakthrough performance came in ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ the 2002 film. However, she only reached international fame and became a household name for playing the role of Elizabeth Swann in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies. Knightley is no stranger to critical as well as commercial acclaim, since her 2005 role as Elizabeth Bennett in ‘Pride & Prejudice’ the romantic drama, won her a nomination for the best actress at the Oscars. Over her career, Knightley has proved her acting prowess through various performances as heroines in period films like ‘Atonement’, ‘Anna Karenina’ and ‘A Dangerous Method’.
She has also appeared in several independent films like ‘Never Let Me Go’ and ‘The Duchess’. Knightley’s other notable projects include ‘Begin Again’, the musical romantic comedy, and ‘The Imitation Game’, where her portrayal of Joan Clarke in the historical drama earned her a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination. Her latest project saw her playing Jane in the romantic drama film ‘Berlin, I Love You’. The film has been the latest installment in the ‘Cities of Love’ series by Emmanuel Benbihy, which includes ‘Paris, je t’aime’ and ‘New York, I Love You’. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Keira Knightley movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming films of Keira Knightley scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Keira Knightley movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. The Aftermath (2019)
‘The Aftermath’ is a drama film that is scheduled to hit theaters on March 15, 2019. It has been directed by James Kent and stars Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, and Alexander Skarsgard among cast members. The story follows Knightley playing the role of Rachael Morgan, a woman who travels to Hamburg in Germany, after World War II, to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, played by Clarke. Set in the bitter winter of 1946, Rachael must live with Lewis upon whom the task of rebuilding the shattered city has fallen. However, that is the least of their concerns as they move into their new home. Lewis astonishingly makes the choice to share their grand house with the previous owners, who are of course German. Tensions run at an all-time high with the Germans, as the Morgan family is faced with Stefan Lubert, Skarsgard’s character, who is a widower, and his troubled daughter. The charged atmosphere might just see enmity and grief make way for passion and betrayal in this unorthodox household. ‘The Aftermath’ is likely to show the lasting effects of the world war and the result of breeding a climate of hatred and enmity among people. Knightley, who is a veteran at doing period films is likely to astound us once again as the wife of a British soldier.
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2. Misbehaviour (2020)
‘Misbehavior’ is the upcoming comedy-drama movie that has been directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe. While the movie will tentatively arrive in 2020, no fixed date has been announced yet for the film, which is believed to be in its post-production stages. While Keira Knightley stars in the movie, the other cast members include Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keeley Hawes, Jessie Buckley, Leslie Manville, Phyllis Logan, Greg Kinnear, and Rhys Ifans. The story will follow the events of the Miss World Competition of 1970, which was the first time a black competitor was crowned as the winner. The competition was steeped in controversy with several people levying accusations of racism. Bombs were even set off to deter the competition from taking place, and those involved faced severe criticism from the protesting Women’s Liberation Movement activists. The competition ultimately saw patriarchy facing a defeat that night as the activists managed to get up on stage and disrupt the entire process telling them how such pageants were demeaning to women by setting fixed standards of beauty.