Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley may be eyeing a return to London's West End in a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, according to the New York Post. The show hopes to open at a-yet-to-be-determined theater in early 2011 and, if successful, transfer to Broadway the following winter. No other casting or creative team members have been announced.
The Children's Hour takes place in an all girls boarding school and follows two female staff members who find themselves in trouble when a student spreads rumors that the pair is romantically involved. The play opened on Broadway on November 20, 1934 and played for 691 performances.
Knightley made her West End debut in 2009 in The Misanthrope. She is best known for her roles in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean film trilogy. Her many other film credits include Pride and Prejudice (which earned her an Oscar nomination), Love Actually, King Arthur, Bend It Like Beckham, Never Let Me Go, The Duchess, Atonement, The Jacket and Domino.