Keira Knightley replaces Anne Hathaway in Laggies

Keira Knightley

If you can’t get the busy Anne Hathaway to star in your film, Keira Knightley is a nice consolation prize.  The newly married British actress has signed on to star in the film LAGGIES for director Lynn Shelton.  The film is about a twentysomething woman that responds to her boyfriend’s proposal by claiming to go on a work retreat, only to spend the week hanging out with her new high school-aged friends.  Shelton recently directed the film TOUCHY FEELY about a masseuse that decides she doesn’t like touching people.

LAGGIES has seen a bit of a casting carousel in the lead role.  Rebecca Hall was circling the project for a while but wasn’t able to commit after she signed on for TRANSCENDENCE. So then Shelton went with Anne Hathaway, only to run into a scheduling problem when Hathaway decided to join Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR.  It seems Shelton can’t compete with anyone in the Nolan universe.  So she wasn’t going to be fooled a third time and has gone with Keira Knightley, whom I don’t believe has any ties to Christopher Nolan.  Keira Knightley joins a film that already has Chloe Grace Moretz, Mark Webber and Sam Rockwell attached to star.  Filming is scheduled to start soon. (Deadline)

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