Keira Knightley seems to have a thing for taking a light-hearted approach to the end of the world, because following Lorene Scafaria’s criminally underseen and underrated Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is at it again with dark comedy Silent Night, which seeks to subvert the Richard Curtis seasonal ensemble formula by throwing in a dollop of apocalyptic doom. If you want a taste of what to expect as you spend a final supper with this star-studded group, then check out the tension-fraught clip below…
In true British fashion, (while the rest of the world faces impending doom), a group of old friends reunite to celebrate Christmas in the comfort of an idyllic country home. Burdened with the inconvenience of mankind’s imminent destruction, they adopt a stiff upper lip, crack open another bottle of prosecco and continue with their festivities. But no amount of stoicism can replace the courage needed for their last night on earth.
Writer and director Griffin’s debut features a star studded array of British and international acting talent; including Keira Knightley (Love Actually), Matthew Goode (The Kings Man), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Cruella), Ṣọpé Dìrísù (Gangs of London), Rufus Jones (Stan and Ollie), Lucy Punch (Motherland) and Lily-Rose Depp (The King).
Silent Night is coming to UK & Irish cinemas from 3 December and on digital platforms from 6 December.