Keira Knightley Finds A 'Safe Haven'

March 16th, 2012 11:48am EDT

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Hey, remember back when Keira Knightley was a big superstar? Once upon a time, you couldn't go to the theater without seeing her face on one poster or another thanks to films like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Pride and Prejudice." And then she went down the art house rabbit hole and only people who wear berets have seen her since.

Well, good news, everybody: According to Twitch, Knightley is in talks to star in the upcoming adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks novel "Safe Haven." What could be more mainstream than that?

Not that Knightley hasn't been turning out some cool movies in the meantime; last year's critically acclaimed David Cronenberg drama "A Dangerous Method" is just an example of some of the fine work she's been doing.

Still, it will be pretty cool to see Knightley back on the big stage where she belongs, anchoring a major movie intended for the masses. So just what is "Safe Haven" all about, other than the usual Sparksian romantic tear-jerking? Well, Knightley will play a woman named Katie who who slowly reveals to her new small town neighbors the details of the mysterious past she's running away from. While falling in love with a dude, naturally.

Nothing is yet set in stone, as Knightley is still in negotiations, but assuming she and director Lasse Hallstrom ("Dear Joh") can come to an arrangement, filming should begin in May. Welcome back to blockbuster territory, Keira. We've missed you.

Related: A Dangerous Method, Keira Knightley, Lasse Hallstrom, Celebrity, Movies, Casting

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