By Archana Ram
Updated March 24, 2010 at 05:25 PM EDT

Keira Knightley, Eric Bana and Richard Gere have joined the cast of the Ron Howard-Brian Grazer-produced The Emperor’s Children, according to The Wrap. The film is adapted from the 2006 bestselling novel by Claire Messud about three Brown University graduates entering their 30s and living in a pre- and post-9/11 world. Noah Baumbach (Greenberg) will write and direct the dramedy, which is scheduled to start shooting this summer.