Keira Knightley to Star in Netflix Adaptation of Ruth Ware Novel

By: Brandon Williams, May 17th, 2024 11:05 pm.

Award-winning actress Keira Knightley is set to star in the film adaptation of Ruth Ware‘s novel The Woman in Cabin 10.

This adaptation, destined for Netflix, is among the first projects approved by the newly appointed chairman of the film division, Dan Lin.

The suspenseful mystery novel, reminiscent of Agatha Christie‘s work, follows journalist Lo Blacklock on a luxury cruise in the North Sea. Initially smooth, the journey takes a dark turn as stormy weather hits, and Blacklock witnesses a woman being thrown overboard. However, all passengers are accounted for, leaving the question: who was thrown overboard?

Published in 2016, the novel boasts over 50,000 ratings on Amazon, with a commendable average rating of 3.9. The book’s gripping narrative and atmospheric setting have made it a favorite among mystery enthusiasts. Ruth Ware is an internationally bestselling author, who has also penned such popular novels as The It Girl, The Turn of the Key, and In a Dark, Dark Wood.

Director Simon Stone, known for his previous work with Netflix on “The Dig,” will direct the film. The screenplay is crafted by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the duo behind “Snake Eyes.” Stone’s direction is expected to bring a fresh and intense visual style to the thriller, heightening its suspense and intrigue.

Currently, Knightley is filming the Netflix spy-thriller series “Black Doves.” She recently starred in the films “Boston Strangler” and “The Aftermath.” Knightley’s distinguished career includes Oscar nominations for her roles in the 2005 adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice” and the 2014 film “The Imitation Game.” With her strong track record in both period pieces and contemporary thrillers, Knightley’s involvement is sure to draw considerable attention to this highly anticipated adaptation. The film promises to be a thrilling addition to Netflix’s expanding repertoire of high-quality original content.

You can read more about this exciting adaptation at Variety. In adjacent news, you can also read about new Netflix film head Dan Lin at The Hollywood Reporter.

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