Keira Knightley and Jason Bateman Casting News, Notes

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Keira Knightley is finally leaving the 1700s.

The actress, who has made a career leading period movies set centuries ago, will headline Never Let Me Go.

in the sci-fi flick, she'll play one of three friends that grow up in a boarding school with no access to the outside world. None of them know that each is a clone grown for the sole purpose of organ donation.

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In other casting news:

Jason Bateman has nabbed a role in Up in the Air Jason Reitman's adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel. Bateman previously worked with the director on Juno.

According to Variety, the movie stars George Clooney as "a corporate downsizer who is obsessed with collecting frequent flyer miles at the expense of having a life."

Bateman will play his boss.

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Keira Knightley

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 Keira Knightley is simply gorgeous. Her first big role was in the film Bend It Like Beckham, and in 2003 she began her role as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. She has also been in the movies Love Actually, King Arthur, Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Duchess, Never Let Me Go, and 2012's Seeking A Friend for the End of the World.

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