For a relatively low-profile film, Keira Knightley's Atonement has certainly produced a lot of promotional stills already. The Telegraph is now hosting a new gallery of photos from the period romance, and these latest photos give you a behind-the-scenes look at director Joe Wright at work with the cast (This is Wright's second project with Knightley, having already worked together on Pride and Prejudice, back in 2005). Add this to the first teaser Monika told us about back in April and a second, full length trailer released in July that gave us a bit more background to the story.

Atonement is based on Ian McEwan's novel of the same name; the story centers on a young girl with dreams of becoming a writer, who falsely accuses her sister's lover of a crime. Set against the back drop of WWII, the story follows the characters throughout their lives, and what would a period romance be without plenty of suffering for all three because of that one mistake?

Knightley has the role of the older sister with James McAvoy as the falsely accused lover, and Saoirse Ronan as the young girl with an appearance by Vanessa Redgrave as the girl later in life. Both McAvoy and Ronan have some major projects on the horizon' McAvoy has signed to star opposite Angelina Jolie in the comic book adaptation Wanted, and Ronan recently scored the part of the young murder victim in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones). Atonement is set for limited release on December 7th -- just in time for Oscar season.
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