Is the ‘End of the World’ a New Beginning for Keira Knightley?
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Keira Knightley, with Steve Carell in the background in 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' (Darren Michaels/Focus Features)
Before she turned 21, Keira Knightley had already been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 2005 movie version of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.
That role, along with her appearances in the first three blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean films, catapulted the English actress to the front rank of Hollywood as The Next Big Thing – briefly.
Today (June 22), Knightley will open in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, an appealing apocalyptic romance in which she co-stars with Steve Carell. They play a seemingly mismatched pair who becomes friendly as the planet awaits a cataclysmic collision with a giant asteroid.
The low-budget, small scale film is likely to win favorable reviews, as will Knightley for her engaging performance as a free-spirited, old vinyl LP-loving Brit. She gets to show of
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