British actress Keira Knightley recently exited the Tom Hiddleston-led Apple TV+ series The Essex Serpent after citing “family “reasons” but has reportedly secured her next feature film project.
According to Deadline, Knightley will be reuniting with her Silent Night director Camille Griffin, the Christmas flick from Matthew Vaughn’s MARV Films that also co-stars Jojo Rabbit breakout Roman Griffin Davis (Camille’s son). The new sci-fi drama is titled Conception and is at Searchlight Pictures with Maven Screen Media producing.
Camille Griffin will also write Conception.
The story is set in the near future, when the British government takes authoritarian rule over parenting. It follows a vigorous License Officer (Knightley), who is a firm believer in the controversial system she upholds until an unexpected event imperils her own parental status in the very administration she enforces.