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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 project.

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 criminals.

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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