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Johnson to co-star with Knightley?

Aaron Johnson could soon be romancing Keira Knightley - but only on the big-screen.

The Kick-Ass star has reportedly been offered the male lead as Count Alexei Kirillovich Vronsky opposite the actress in Joe Wright's forthcoming film adaptation of Anna Karenina, reported Deadline.com.

Keira is tipped to bring Leo Tolstoy's tragic heroine to life in the classic love story, penned by Tom Stoppard and expected to start filming in the autumn.

Deadline also reports that Aaron has been approached to play one of the male leads in Oliver Stone's upcoming drama Savages.

The film - based on the book by Don Winslow, who has also written the script with Shane Salerno - follows two best friend pot-growers Ben and Chon, who run into trouble with a Mexican drug cartel.

Savages is expected to start shooting in June.

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