Keira Knightley is set to star in the titular role, with Tony nominee Jude Law and Aaron Johnson in talks to join the cast. Tim Bevan will produce the film for Working Title Pictures. Filming will begin in the fall.
Stoppard is a four-time Tony Award winner for his plays The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing, Travesties and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His works for the stage also include Rock 'n' Roll, The Invention of Love, Jumpers, Artist Descending a Staircase and Night and Day.