Universal Pictures and Working Title has signed a two-picture deal with Atonement director Joe Wright. According to Variety, Dreamworks is also attached to Wright's next film, The Soloist.

Before Wright became a directing sensation, he was a successful small screen director in the U.K. Wright's debut film; Pride & Prejudice which received four Academy Award nomination's including Best Picture. The talented Keira Knightley has starred in both of Wright's critically acclaimed films.

Wright's masterpiece, Atonement has currently been nominated for seven Academy Awards.