Keira Knightley in Silk Movie
Latina, Italy :: Here are the first pictures of Keira Knightley from the set of François Girard’s Silk. Keira, currently at waist size -5, spent last Friday filming Silk co-starring Michael Pitt, 25, and Alfred Molina, 52, Kôji Yakusho, 50, and Sei Ashina, 22. Keira’s boyfriend Rupert Friend was always close by, lending his support to the 21-year-old actress on and off the set. Silk is based on the 1997 Alessandro Baricco novel, which tells the story of 19th-century French silkworm smuggler Hervé Joncour (Pitt). Joncour travels to Japan to collect his clandestine cargo and begins a forbidden romance with a concubine of a local baron. Without speaking the same language, they communicate through letters until war intervenes. Their unrequited love persists however, and Herve’s wife Helene Joncour (Knightley) begins to suspect. Thanks, Lisa! More pictures in the gallery!
Keira and Rupert spent her Silk film breaks snuggling on the sidelines.
Previously released pictures of Michael Pitt, Kôji Yakusho and
Sei Ashina (mistress) filming in Japan earlier this year.