Oct 26, 2023

Keira Knightley To Star In Dystopian Sci-Fi ‘Conception’ Plot Sees The Government Take Control Over Parenting

What times are we in where we read a film headline and think is it sci-fi or a documentary? Conception takes a chilling look at what government controlled parenting would look like.

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Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is set to star in dystopian sci-fi thriller Conception, in which the British government has taken control over parenting. Written and directed by Camille Griffin (Silent Night), Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler are producing for Maven Screen Media and Fortitude is launching for international sales at the upcoming AFM in Santa Monica, CA.

Conception is a sci-fi thriller set in the not-too-distant future of Britain, where the government has taken authoritarian rule over parenting. The film follows Rita (Knightley), a loyal civil servant and believer in the unforgiving system she upholds, until unexpected events endanger her own parental status, rendering her victim to the same laws she so readily inflicted on others.”

The film reunites Knightley and Griffin, who previously collaborated on the film Silent Night, also produced by Rattray and Styler. Additional casting is underway.

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