First Look at Keira Knightley in Joe Wright's Take on 'Anna Karenina'
Wright is going back to period pieces. Our very first look at four official photos from Joe Wright's new film, an adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, have arrived online here originally via Collider. This new take on Karenina stars Keira Knightley as the socialite Anna Karenina who gets wrapped up in an affair with Count Vronsky, played in this by Aaron Johnson, of Kick-Ass and Nowhere Boy. There are a few shots of Knightley as well as a look at Jude Law as Alexei Karenin, Anna's older actual husband. I love the way all these look, but then again Joe Wright's films always look stunning, I just hope there rest of it is interesting.
Here's he first four official photos from Anna Karenina, first found in full on the Focus Features website.
The third collaboration of Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following both Pride & Prejudice and Atonement previously, 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 questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community. Focus Features is planning a late 2012 release for Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, but hasn't set an actual release date just yet. Stay tuned.