Set in the period immediately following World War II and starring Keira Knightley alongside Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgård, “The Aftermath” is to be released on April 26, 2019.
Fox Searchlight is looking to launch “The Aftermath” on a limited release in the week between Universal’s star-studded “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” and Marvel’s sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Based on the novel by Rhidian Brook, it features Keira Knightley of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement” and “The Imitation Game.”
She becomes Rachael Morgan, a woman who moves to Germany after her husband, a British army colonel, is asked to lead the rebuilding project in Hamburg in the wake of the Second World War.
As it turns out, the couple are assigned a large house which is already occupied by its existing German owner, the widower Stefan Lubert, and his daughter.
Rhidian Brook’s 1996 debut novel, “The Testimony of Taliesin Jones,” was adapted into a year 2000 family drama film whose awards haul included accolades from the Austin and Berlin film festivals.
Jason Clarke of “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Mudbound” and “Terminator Genisys” plays Colonel Morgan, with Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies,” “True Blood,” “The Legend of Tarzan”) as Lubert.
Young actress Flora Thiemann of German features “Nelly’s Adventure” and “Tigermilch” is also on the film’s roster of actors and actresses.
James Kent directs, having previously helmed “Testament of Youth,” documentary “Chopin Saved My Life” and episodes of “Inside Men” and “The White Queen.”