Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell are attached to top-line the crime thriller London Boulevard, which will mark the directing debut of William Monahan, who wrote The Departed, according to Variety. The film will be based on the novel of the same name by Ken Bruen.
The film is scheduled to shoot this summer in London.
Farrell will play a South London criminal who, after being released from prison, tries to go straight by becoming a handyman for a reclusive young actress, presumably played by Knightley.
Colin Farrell will next appear in the drama The Way Back, to be directed by Peter Weir in March. Knightley’s next project is Last Night and she is also attached to play Zelda Fitzgerald in the John Curran-directed The Beautiful and the Damned.