Keira Knightley Christmas Comedy Picked Up By AMC | Screen Rant

AMC picks up Keira Knightley's apocalyptic Christmas comedy Silent Night. Knightley first became a star thanks to her performance as Elizabeth Swann in the original Prates of the Caribbean. She garnered her first Oscar nomination for 2005's Pride and Prejudice, and later picked up a second for 2014's The Imitation Game.

Knightley's next film Silent Night sees her in a festive mode alongside co-stars Lily-Rose Depp, Annabelle Wallis, Matthew Goode, Roman Griffin Davis, Ṣọpé Dìrísù, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Lucy Punch, Rufus Jones and Trudie Styler. The movie is about to premiere at TIFF and Deadline reports it's just been picked up by AMC+ and RLJE for day-and-date theatrical and streaming release in December.  Camille Griffin wrote the comedy and directed it, her first time helming a feature film.

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AMC's acquisition of Silent Night is interesting as it signals the company's desire to expand its streaming offerings via AMC+. The premium streaming service of course is already associated with The Walking Dead, and has in fact been dropping TWD season 11 episodes a week in advance of their arrival on the regular AMC television channel.

The synopsis for Silent Night reads as follows: "Silent Night follows a group of old friends who – in true British fashion and while the rest of the world faces impending doom – reunite to celebrate Christmas in the comfort of an idyllic country home. Burdened with the inconvenience of mankind’s imminent destruction, they adopt a stiff upper lip, crack open another bottle of Prosecco and continue with their festivities. But no amount of stoicism can replace the courage needed for their last night on Earth."

More: Pirates of the Caribbean: How Old Will & Elizabeth Are In Each Movie

Source: Deadline

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