Keira Knightley to Star in MISBEHAVIOUR which Tells The Story of The 1970 Miss World Competition

Misbehaviour will be a comedy-drama that tells the story of the 1970 Miss World competition. Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Jessie Buckley are all set to star in the film.

Two-time BAFTA winner Philippa Lowthorpe will be directing the film. We don’t know too much more, but THR does mention some of the highlights of that year’s competition that could be highlighted by the film:

“Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly-formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favorite but Miss Grenada — the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.”

The movie is coming from Left Bank Pictures (producers of The Crown) and Pathe. Are you a fan of Keira Knightley and the kind of films she makes?

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