Keira Knightley will star in sci-fi Never Let Me Go

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Keira Knightley will star in the sci-fi thriller Never Let Me Go for Fox Searchlight, Variety reported.

Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) will direct the cloning-themed movie, which will also star Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan.

Alex Garland, who wrote the screenplay, is producing as well. The movie will begin production in April in London and Norfolk, England.

The story revolves around a trio who grew up in a boarding school with no contact or knowledge of the outside world until they discover they are clones grown for the sole purpose of organ donation. (I guess they didn't see Michael Bay's The Island.)