As a huge fan of period pieces and director Joe Wright, I was excited he was adapting the classic novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy into a film. Well known screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) wrote the script. The film stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, and Ruth Wilson. These images were released in February but I never saw them until recently. They make me very excited to see the first trailer from the film, which should be coming soon based on the release date.
“The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning boxoffice successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is the epic love story “Anna Karenina,” adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story unfolds in its original late-19th century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.”
Anna Karenina is in theatres November 9, 2012.
Source: Focus Features
by Sarah Ksiazek