Knightley Considers “Catherine” Biopic

Keira Knightley is in talks to star as the Russian monarch Catherine the Great in a biopic that is to be directed by Barbra Streisand.

Kristina Lauren Anderson’s script, which topped the 2014 Black List for best unproduced screenplays, follows Sophia Augusta Fredericka who went on to become the longest-ruling female leader of Russia.

Knightley plays the young empress as she find herself trapped in an abusive marriage to inept ruler Emperor Peter III and eventually uses her intelligence and cunning to rise to power.

Gil Netter will produce, but there’s no production schedule at this point.

Source: THR