Suki Waterhouse joins Miss World film Misbehaviour

Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation) will be starring alongside Keira Knightley (The Aftermath) in Misbehaviour, according to Deadline. The film will tell the story of the 1970 Miss World competition which faced a lot of controversy from the women’s rights activists as well as accusations of racism. Waterhouse will portray Sandra Wolsfeld, the competition’s Miss USA.

Waterhouse joins a cast that includes Greg Kinnear (House of Cards) as comedian and Miss World host Bob Hope, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (A Wrinkle in Time), Jessie Buckley (Beast), Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread), Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) and Rhys Ifans (Snowden).

Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) is set to direct the film, which will take place against the backdrop of the 1970 Miss World competition in London. The 20th edition of the pageant was marked by controversy, as activists from the Women’s Liberation Movement protested the event, and Jennifer Hosten of Grenada became the first woman of colour to win the competition,
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