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Keira Knightley to star in and produce The Other Typist series for Hulu

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KEIRA Knightley is attached to star in and executive produce a limited series project called The Other Typist for Hulu.

The Disney-controlled streaming service is developing the drama based on Suzanne Rindell’s novel of the same name, with Ilene Chaiken (of <>The L Word and Empire fame) set to adapt the novel and serve as showrunner.

The Other Typist was published in 2013 and focuses on Rose, a prim, unworldly typist for the New York Police Department in the Prohibition era.

Rose is drawn into the shady world of her glamorous new co-worker, Odalie (Knightley), but when the ultimate crime is committed, it’s uncertain which of the two women is more treacherous.

Knightley had previously been developing the novel as a feature film at the former Fox Searchlight, prior to its takeover by Disney.

However, in current form the project marks Knightley’s biggest TV commitment to date. The Pirates of the Caribbean and Pride & Prejudice star has previously appeared in Syfy’s mini-series Neverland in 2011 and PBS’ two-part Doctor Zhivago adaptation in 2002.

But she has mostly concentrated her career on film, with recent credits including Misbehaviour, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Colette.