Keira Knightley has realised a life-long dream by securing a role in new movie THE JACKET - because she'll be starring alongside Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL actress will join OSCAR-winner Adrien Brody in the film, which is a collaboration between SOLARIS movie-making partners Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh.

And friends of the 18-year-old are already suggesting a possible romance between Keira and gorgeous George, 42.

A pal says, "Keira's had a thing for George for ages - she used to have a poster of him on her bedroom wall. Now she's making a film with him."

03/11/2003 13:40