Damon Knightley for Tender in the Night April 22, 2010 Matt Damon and Keira Knightley get tender! Matt Damon and Keira Knightley are reportedly attached to star in a remake of Tender Is The Night. Set in the French Riviera, the story follows the psychological disintegration of a young married couple. Damon has been offered the role of the husband, Dick, a wealthy doctor. Knightley would play his wife Nicole. Screenwriter David Nicholls will adapt the book for the screen. A director has not been attached to the project.