Knightley and Mulligan Join Alex Garland's Never Let Me Go
by Alex Billington
March 2, 2009
Fox Searchlight is developing a new sci-fi cloning-themed thriller titled Never Let Me Go written by Alex Garland, the writer behind Danny Boyle's films The Beach, 28 Days Later, and Sunshine. Music video director Mark Romanek, of only One Hour Photo previously, will be directing. Also announced is that Keira Knightley will star alongside of Andrew Garfield and Sundance's rising star, Carey Mulligan. DNA Films is producing the film, which will shoot starting in April in England. There a lot of important names involved in this project, so even if you don't like Keira Knightley much, I'd suggest you still keep your eye on this.
The story in Never Let Me Go revolves around a trio (Knightley, Garfield, and Mulligan) who grew up in a boarding school with no contact or knowledge of the outside world until they discover they are clones grown for the sole purpose of organ donation. That sounds a lot like Michael Bay's The Island, in fact, I think that's the exact same plot. But considering this is coming from the rather brilliant mind of Alex Garland, I've got a feeling it's going to be a bit different and yet so much more. And lastly, the cast member I'm most looking forward to seeing is Carey Mulligan, definitely not Keira Knightley, as she's not that exciting anymore.