Looks like Ocasr-winning writer William Monaham has added a few more jewels to his crown (aka A-listers to his film). Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell have both offically signed on to join David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin and Ray Winstone in Monaham’s upcoming directorial debut, London Boulevard.
The movie is based on Ken Bruen’s novel of the same name, and centers on a London criminal newly released from prison who becomes involved with a reclusive young actress. Although they haven’t announced who will be playing what, it sounds like Farrell will be the young criminal and Knightley will be the young actress, which are roles that the two actors fit into quite comfortably.
Producer Graham King, will be teaming to with Monaham once again. Both King and Monaham won an Oscar for their participation in Martin Scorsese‘s film The Departed. The two seem to know how to put together a great film, and although this is a slightly different dynamic, I’m sure we can expect good things from them.
The film will begin starting shooting in London this week and is due out in 2010.
What do you think of the Knight and Farrell joining Boulevard?