Fox Searchlight nets rights to post-WWII drama ‘The Aftermath’

British actress Keira Knightley is reportedly in talks to star in ‘The Aftermath’. — AFP pic
British actress Keira Knightley is reportedly in talks to star in ‘The Aftermath’. — AFP pic

LOS ANGELES, Aug 18 — Fox Searchlight has acquired rights to The Aftermath, a film adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s historical bestseller set in postwar Germany.

The feature, which reportedly has Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard in talks to star, will be helmed by director James Kent, with Ridley Scott attached to produce under his Scott-Free production banner (via Deadline).

The novel, set in Hamburg, Germany in 1946, follows the story of a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city and his wife, Rachael Morgan, who are faced with several challenges and tensions when they decide to share their house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter.

The script has been adapted for the screen by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel. — AFP-Relaxnews

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