Skarsgård and Knightley Join THE AFTERMATH August 23, 2016 Keira Knightley (‘Collateral Beauty,’ ‘Everest’) and Alexander Skarsgård (‘War On Everyone,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan’) are in talks to star in ‘The Aftermath,’ a feature adaptation of the Rhidian Brook novel that has Ridley Scott producing. The novel takes place in post-war Hamburg, with British army officer, Colonel Lewis charged with overseeing the rebuilding of the devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people. He requisitions a fine house on the banks of the Elbe, where he is joined by his grieving wife Rachael and only remaining son Edmund. But rather than force its owners, a German widower and his traumatised daughter, to leave their home, Lewis insists that the two families live together. James Kent, who made his feature directorial debut with the Kit Harington/Alicia Vikander led ‘Testament of Youth,’ is attached to direct. The script comes from ‘Race’ screenwriters Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel.