Keira Knightley to star in new West End production

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Keira Knightley's most recent film opened this year's London Film Festival

Actress Keira Knightley is set to return to the West End in a production of The Children's Hour, which is scheduled to open early next year.

The star will be joined by Elisabeth Moss, best known as Peggy Olson in the award-winning series Mad Men.

Knightley, last seen on stage in The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre, will play a teacher at a girls' boarding school in the new production.

Her new film - Never Let Me Go - opened this year's London Film Festival.

Moss, who is set to make her West End debut, has also appeared in the movies Get Him to the Greek, Did you Hear About the Morgans? and Girl, Interrupted.

In the play, teachers - played by Knightley and Moss - are accused by a disgruntled student of having a lesbian relationship.

The Children's Hour was last produced in London by the National Theatre in 1994 and was written by Lillian Hellman in 1934.