‘Conception’: Keira Knightley Reunites With ‘Silent Night’ Director For Sci-Fi Set In Authoritarian Future

Keira Knightley has been making some interesting choices lately, and seems to have a new niche away from the mainstream. After 2021’s Christmas apocalyptic thriller Silent Night, Knightley reunites with that film’s writer/director Camille Griffin for Conception, a sci-fi film set in a future where the government has taken total control over parenting.

Here’s the synopsis: Conception is a sci-fi thriller set in the not-too-distant future of Britain, where the government has taken authoritarian rule over parenting. The film follows Rita (Knightley), a loyal civil servant and believer in the unforgiving system she upholds, until unexpected events endanger her own parental status, rendering her victim to the same laws she so readily inflicted on others.

No other details in terms of casting, but Knightley is a damn good start. Filming should begin soon, and Griffin is looking forward to being able to work with Knightley once more, saying in a statement…

“I’m lucky to have found in Keira, a better (certainly more attractive) version of myself to project my creativity onto,” said the director. “Keira is as great an ally as she is a talent. I plan to make a unique and exciting film together.” [Deadline]


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