Thursday, September 07, 2006

Atonement underway

Working Title's film of Ian McEwan's Atonement is now filming in Redcar. The production boasts an impressive cast, including Keira Knightley as Cecilia, (Knightley has now concluded filming, and is now swashbuckling in California with the cast and crew of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), James McAvoy as Robbie Turner, Brenda Blethyn as Grace Turner, Romola Garai as Briony and Vanessa Redgrave as an older Briony. The director is Joe Wright of Pride & Prejudice fame, and Christopher Hampton, whose illustrious career includes Dangerous Liasions 1988 and The Secret Agent in 1996, is the screenwriter. Hampton is also writing an adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - although no casting news is forthcoming.

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