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Miramax negotiates for ‘Last Night’

Company seeks rights to Keira Knightley drama

Miramax is in negotiations to pick up the Keira Knightley starrer “Last Night” in a number of territories including North America in a deal pegged at low seven figures.

The specialty company would also take distribution rights in South Africa, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Brazil.

French production company Gaumont and Nick Wechsler Prods. are producing the drama, the feature directorial debut of Massy Tadjedin. Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet round out the cast.

Story revolves around a married couple (Knightley, Worthington) and the night they spend apart when the husband takes a business trip with a colleague (Mendes) to whom he’s attracted. While he’s away, his wife encounters her past love (Canet).

Principal photography begins this month in New York. Gaumont will handle worldwide sales and will release the film in France.

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