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Keira Knightley in Talks for Nicholas Sparks Movie

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Keira Knightley attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2011 held at Grosvenor House on March 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Keira Knightley

After acting in several filmed adaptations of highbrow novels — Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, Never Let Me Go, and Anna Karenina among them — Keira Knightley may be in the market for something a little bit more "airport paperback." Twitch reports that Knightley is in talks to lead Safe Haven, a Lasse Halstrom–directed adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller. She'll play a mysterious woman (with a secret!) who ends up in a small North Carolina town and falls for a widower with two young children. And those kids are ugly! No, they're adorable, we're betting.

Photo: Dave Hogan/2011 Getty Images