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Keira Knightley In Period Drama ‘Anna Karenina’ From Director Joe Wright (Trailer) (UPDATE: New Photos)

Posted at September 17, 2012 by 0 Comment

[UPDATE #4] There’s several new photos from Anna Karenina, and they look fabulous. See them after the jump.

[UPDATE #3] Check out some new character posters from the film’s cast. Good buzz is starting to pour in from the festival circuit.

[UPDATE #2] Check out the new six-minute clip, giving viewers insight into Joe Wright’s “unique” vision on the often told Tolstoy story Anna Karenina. See it after the jump.

[UPDATE #1] Check out the new and highly stylish poster for Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley. see it after the jump.

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[Original] Guess Keira Knightley just can’t enough of those period costume dramas with Anna Karenina. Sure they’re entertaining and (mostly) wonderful to look at when the right cast is chosen, but one has to wonder if that’s what casting directors think she can do. The same can be said of director Joe Wright, behind Atonement and Pride and Prejudice (both starring Knightley). Here’s hoping Leo Tolstoy’s novel is given justice.

Check out the trailer:

We also have a very “Baz Lurhmann” poster for the film, which feel tonally off:

Here’s a quick synopsis:

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina (Knightley) enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky (Johnson).

Anna Karenina stars Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson, Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Watson and Olivia Williams. Written by Tom Stoppard and based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy, the film is set for release November 9, 2012.

Source: First Showing, Joblo

UPDATE: Indiewire, First Showing, Indiewire

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