Knightley's Best Time Finally Here

By Garth Franklin Saturday September 30th 2006 11:16AM

Keira Knightley, who's been attached to "The Best Time Of Our Lives" project for several years now, is finally getting to star in the production.

The story revolves around a real-life incident surrounding poet Dylan Thomas in which a man named William Killick was found with a machine gun and a grenade outside Thomas' home in 1945 - an incident that left the poet and his wife shaken but unhurt. Knightley will play Killick's wife Vera Philips.

The long gestating project is based on a screenplay written by her mother, playwright Sharman Macdonald. John ("The Jacket") will helm the feature set to go before the cameras in April, the week after Easter.