Preview by: Jack Foley
HAVING changed her image by playing a trailer-trash waitress
in psychological thriller, The Jacket,
Keira Knightley seems to be taking it a step further in her next
The popular British actress will be playing a bounty hunter in
Domino, the latest film from Tony Scott, director of Man
on Fire and Top Gun.
The film is inspired by the true story of Domino Harvey, a high-society
girl who rejected her privileged Beverly Hills lifestyle as the
daughter of a famous actor (Lawrence Harvey) and a Ford agency
model to become a bounty hunter in pursuit of of society's nastiest
The film co-stars Mickey Rourke, Mena Suvari, Jacqueline Bisset,
Lucy Liu and Christopher Walken and, from its trailer, looks set
to become a thriller as visually stylish and grittily intense
as Man on Fire.
What's more, it boasts a script from
Donnie Darko writer/director
Richard Kelly, who has openly described the experience of putting
it together as the best time he has ever had.
He went on to describe the film as 'a pseudo-biopic, more in
the tradition of what Charlie Kaufman did in Confessions
of a Dangerous Mind', that a traditional biopic, such as Ray
- thereby allowing Scott the opportunity for as many creative
flourishes as George Clooney.
Explains Kelly in an interview with About.com: "I came up
with a take that he [Tony Scott] really liked. If he commits to
direct, it will definitely be the most bizarre and shocking thing
that he’s ever done.
"I really hope that he makes this his next film because
I really think, going back to The Hunger and even going back to
True Romance, my favorite films of Tony’s are the ones where
he taps into the madman. I think he has a Terry Gilliam kind of
spirit inside of him that he doesn’t expose very often.
I would love to see him expose that."
The film is due to open in the UK in October.
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