Keira Knightley Gets Artsy with 'Untouched'

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Effie Gray's never seen this much action before!

Keira Knightley will be playing the gorgeous artists' muse in "Untouched," the second of two biopics about Effie Gray currently in the works, according to Thompson on Hollywood.

"Untouched" follows the passionate love affair between Effie Gray, a beautiful woman trapped in a loveless, unconsummated marriage to Victorian art critic John Ruskin, and his protege, pre-Raphelite painter John Everett Millais.The film will be directed by Brazilian director Andrucha Waddington.

This is not to be confused with "Effie," the biopic being directed by Emma Thompson and starring Dakota Fanning as the 19th-century beauty.

We think there's certainly room for more than one Effie Gray movie. It's been such a long time since we had a juicy European costume drama dealing with sexual repression and subsequent scandalous passion that we think we need two just to make up for lost time. Hey, both "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Valmont" came out around the same time, didn't they?

Ad we love Keira, but her agent needs to start remembering that she does quite well in movies that take place during modern times, too. It seems like she does three or four period movies like "Untouched" for every one "Domino" or "The Jacket."

Keira Knightley will soon appear in another film about a mentor-protege love triangle, David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," opening Nov. 23.