Date: 18th October 2018
Keira Knightley is set to take lead of an ensemble cast in Misbehaviour, telling the real-life story of the 1970 Miss World competition.
Keira Knightley will lead a cast alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) and Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose) in the feature film Misbehaviour for The Crown outfit Left Bank Pictures.
"Misbehaviour" is based on the true events of the 1970 Miss World pageant in London, when a global audience witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
The most-watched television show in the world at the time, with more than 100 million viewers, the 1970 Miss World pageant saw the newly formed Women's Liberation Movement achieve overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast, hosted by Bob Hope, claiming that such beauty competitions demeaned women. When the show resumed, the result caused further uproar when Miss Grenada became the first black woman to be crowned Miss World, beating the favorite.
Source: Press Release