The Closing Night film atthe Festival International de Film de Montreal has been changed but the newfilm still stars Keira Knightley. The fledgling event suffered a major PRset-back this weekend when New Line pulled Tony Scott`s Domino, starring Knightley as the wild child of film actorLaurence Harvey, out of the Closing slot, citing a lack of talent to representthe film at the festival.
Today, FIFM program directorMoritz de Hadeln announced that Focus Features' Pride And Prejudice, the Jane Austen adaptation starring Knightley asElizabeth Bennet, will close the festival. The film world premiered at theToronto International Film Festival earlier this month and goes on release inNorth America on November 18.
Directed by Joe Wright, PrideAnd Prejudice tells the story offive sisters whose world is turned upside down with the arrival in theirvillage of two rich young men very much in need of wives. The film also starsMatthew MacFayden, Benda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench and KellyReilly.