Is it true that originally you wanted Keira to play Briony (Atonement)?
“Yeah, I imagined that Keira was the same person that I’d met on “Pride & Prejudice”. You spend all your time editing and looking at these people in the cutting room and so I kind of imagined she was that person still I think, and therefore wasn’t sophisticated enough to place Cecelia, but then she turned up at the Toronto Film Festival in this dress and suddenly, she developed into this woman, and that was kind of extraordinary, and I wanted to try and capture that change and realized that she was perfect for Cecelia. “
(Joe Wright, Director)