Keira Knightley is set for The Other Typist

Keira Knightley

“The Other Typist” doesn’t exactly spark excitement in the hearts of moviegoers, but if you read the synopsis below, you’ll see that the story sounds pretty exciting.  Keira Knightley has snagged the rights to the novel from Suzanne Rindell and she’s looking to produce and star in the film, which will be set in New York in the 1920’s.  The film still needs little things like a director, screenwriter and other stars, so don’t expect it any time soon, but once it gets going, it will be one to keep an eye on.  Keira Knightley is quite the busy actress these days.  She has JACK RYAN coming out this Christmas, then CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE, LAGGIES, THE IMITATION GAME and now THE OTHER TYPIST.

The official Amazon synopsis of Suzanne Rindell’s novel: Rose Baker seals men’s fates. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose is like a high priestess. Confessions are her job. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room she is once again the weaker sex, best suited for filing and making coffee.

This is a new era for women, and New York is a confusing place for Rose. Gone are the Victorian standards of what is acceptable. All around her women bob their hair, they smoke, they go to speakeasies. Yet prudish Rose is stuck in the fading light of yesteryear, searching for the nurturing companionship that eluded her childhood. When glamorous Odalie, a new girl, joins the typing pool, despite her best intentions Rose falls under Odalie’s spell. As the two women navigate between the sparkling underworld of speakeasies by night and their work at the station by day, Rose is drawn fully into Odalie’s high-stakes world. And soon her fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.

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