Keira Knightley has chopped off her shoulder-length hair to play a real-life bounty hunter.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL star has just started filming DOMINO, which follows the fortunes of former socialite and model DOMINO HARVEY.

Harvey, the daughter of movie icon Laurence Harvey, turned her back on her lavish lifestyle to chase down criminals.

Knightley admits she likes playing the "ballsy" Harvey - and she loves her new look.

She says, "I love it, it's very liberating to have it (her hair) all chopped off."

The star-studded cast of the film features Jacqueline Bisset as Harvey's mother, Lucy Liu, Macy Gray, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken and Mena Suvari.

19/10/2004 21:08