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Keira Knightley Takes The Talking Cure
Starring in David Cronenberg's new drama

23 December 2009  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Playlist

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Talk about your indie cast dream teams: Keira Knightley, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender have all signed on to star in David Cronenberg's adaptation of The Talking Cure.

It would appear that Cronenberg has shuffled his cinematic version of Christopher Hampton's play to the top of his active pile after thriller The Matarese Circle died in development when Tom Cruise opted to do something else instead.

Now, though, Australian distributor Hopscotch has nabbed the rights to Cure and Cronenberg has lined up his impressive cast for a story that chronicles the fathers of psychoanalysis - that would be Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung - and their complex relationships with a beautiful patient.

Bet Keira's playing Freud.

It's been a long road for Cronenberg on this one - he's been attached since at least 2007, but now it looks like he'll finally be flying to Europe early next year to kick off shooting...

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Your Comments

I love rumours! Attendez la crème !!
Great cast and a great director! This sounds too good. I loved Eastern Promises, his recent work with Viggo Mortesnsen has been unique in my opinion. More

Posted by Rich Empire at 15:48 on 23 December 2009 | Report This Post

Keira Knightley - yawn
My point made. More

Posted by ushiep at 12:36 on 23 December 2009 | Report This Post

I wouldn't say Cosmopolis is Sci-Fi particularly, if anything its a kind of modern James Joyce type deal with Dublin swapped for New York and Bloomsday being changed to the dot-com market crash of the early 2000's...It's not one of Don DeLillo's better books (Libra, White Noise, Underworld and Mao II are crying out for screen treatments), but it would be interesting to see what happens with Cronenberg helming. The last I ehard was that it's meant to be in production at the moment, or at the very More

Posted by Infinite_Jester_1987 at 12:03 on 23 December 2009 | Report This Post

wait a second...
Some months ago you reported he was working on an adaptation of a cult science fiction book (is there any other kind?) called Cosmopolis i think. what's happened to that plan? More

Posted by postgrape at 09:58 on 23 December 2009 | Report This Post

Even though A History Of Violence and Eastern Promises were great I would really like Cronie to tuck into some weirdness again soon. More

Posted by Quolm at 09:02 on 23 December 2009 | Report This Post

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