Murphy, Rhys are versed in 'Best Time'


Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys have signed on to star opposite Keira Knightley and Lindsay Lohan in "The Best Time of Our Lives" for Capitol Films. John Maybury is on board to direct.

Penned by Sharman Macdonald, the film chronicles the relationships between Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Rhys), his wife Caitlin (Lohan), his childhood friend Vera Phillips (Knightley) and her eventual husband William Killick (Murphy).

Capitol is financing and handling worldwide sales. Rebekah Gilbertson and Sarah Radclyffe are producing.

Murphy's credits include Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winner "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," "Batman Begins," "Red Eye" and "Breakfast on Pluto." He also leads the ensemble cast of Fox Searchlight's upcoming "Sunshine," directed by Danny Boyle.

He is repped by UTA and attorney David Weber.

Rhys co-stars as Kevin Walker on ABC's "Brother & Sisters." A graduate of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, his credits also include Julie Taymor's adaptation of "Titus," starring Anthony Hopkins, and David Leland's upcoming "Virgin Territory."

He is represented by Management 360.