Keira Knightley Will Be Effie Gray

Keira Knightley is said to be in talks to play artistic muse Effie Gray in the biopic “Untouched” which is being pre-sold at AFM by Ealing Metro International reports Thompson on Hollywood.

The story follows the real-life love affair between the beautiful young woman, her Victorian artist and poet husband John Ruskin, and Ruskin’s protege – painter John Everett Millais.

A love triangle in a period tale is very familiar territory for Knightley. Both her upcoming films “A Dangerous Method” and “Anna Karenina” deal with similar situations, same with much of her past work including “The Duchess” and “The Edge of Love”.

Brazilian director Andrucha Waddington helms the period piece which isn’t to be confused with Emma Thompson’s forthcoming feature “Effie” starring Dakota Fanning as Gray.