Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jessie Buckley lead the terrific-looking Misbehaviour – and here’s the first trailer.

We’ve had our eye on this one for a little while now, and it’s firmly on our must-see list for next year. The movie in question is Misbehaviour, starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan.

It tells the story of the 1970 Miss World competition, and how the Women’s Liberation Movement – then relatively new – targeted the pageant for a famous protest.

The film take on this has been written by Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe, with Philippa Lowthorpe directing. And the first trailer has landed. It looks like this…

The official synopsis reads as follows…

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers.  Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

And the movie is set for release on March 13th 2020.

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