"Domino," the Tony Scott-directed Keira Knightley vehicle about a model-turned-bounty hunter, will stick to its scheduled August release despite the film’s real-life inspiration, Domino Harvey, being found dead in her home under suspicious circumstances Monday.
Aida Edemariam in the Guardian outlines the fascinating and odd life of Harvey, who was the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey and model Paulene Stone. An unhappy, troubled girl who was constantly being expelled from schools, she drifted into modeling, drifted out of it, and eventually found her calling working for the Celes King Bail Bonds agency in south central L.A.
Harvey was also vocally unhappy about how "Domino" was turning out â€” New Line bought the rights to her life story and immediately began "improving" on it, inventing another partner for movie Harvey, and ignoring the fact that she dated women.
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