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Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville join Miss World film 'Misbehaviour'

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Wade Sheridan
Greg Kinnear (R) with his wife Helen Labdon. The actor is set to star in Misbehaviour alongside Lesley Manville. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Greg Kinnear (R) with his wife Helen Labdon. The actor is set to star in "Misbehaviour" alongside Lesley Manville. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Greg Kinnear and Lesley Manville are set to star in upcoming film Misbehaviour which will explore the true story of the 1970 Miss World contest.

Kinnear and Manville are set to portray Bob and Dolores Hope in the film, Deadline reported.

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Bob Hope hosted the event which featured the newly created Women's Liberation Movement disrupting the popular beauty competition, stating it demeaned women. The contest is also famous for featuring the first black woman to be crowned Miss World, Miss Grenada, who beat out favorite Miss Sweden.

Kinnear and Manville joined the cast alongside Keeley Hawes, Rhys Ifans and Phyllis Logan. Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha Raw and Jessie Buckley were previously announced to be starring in the film.

Philippa Lowthorpe (Three Girls) is directing the film based on a script by Rebecca Frayn with revisions by Gaby Chiappe. Suzanne Mackie (The Crown) is producing with Sarah-Jane Wheale.

Production began Monday in London.

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