James McAvoy has joined the cast of Working Title Films' production of Atonement, starring alongside Keira Knightley.

Knightley will be reuniting with director Joe Wright, who previously cast her in his debut film Pride & Prejudice.

Atonement, based on the Ian McEwan novel, is about a man who falls in love with the sister of a young woman who has accused him of rape.

The project starts shooting on June 12 in the UK.

McAvoy, the winner of this year's Orange Rising Star award at the Baftas, is currently shooting Becoming Jane, the Jane Austen biopic that also stars Anne Hathaway.

The Scottish actor has kept busy since his role as Mr. Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; his forthcoming releases include The Last King of Scotland and Starter For Ten.