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First Look at Keira Knightley in Joe Wright's Take on 'Anna Karenina'

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February 23, 2012
Source: Collider

Keira Knightley in 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.

Anna Karenina First Look Photos

Anna Karenina First Look Photos

Anna Karenina First Look Photos

Anna Karenina First Look Photos

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.

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  • http://twitter.com/rltuva Robert L. Tuva
    She was kind of terrible in Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method. But couldn't have ruined it anyway. Playing Russian again I hope differently.
  • DAVIDPD
    Sounds good. I read the book awhile ago in school. Tolstoy is quite hard to read, but in the end most definitely worth it.
  • Horgin
    Anna Karenina, again? The first two attempts weren't exactly that great. Oh well, maybe the third time will be the charm.
  • Nic
    Is it possible for Keira to do something else beside period pieces?
    • VoR
      Had you taken a brief look at her filmography you could have saved yourself the embarrasment of making such an ignorant comment.
  • ff
    Damnit another movie ruined.  Are there no attractive and talented actresses around?  She sucks.  Come on people!
  • Traveler
    So much hate for Keira. I like her. Wish she'd eat a sandwich, or ten, but I like her.
  • spazzy
    i'm disappointed by the way anna looks.  anna is supposed to be attractive for the period, which would mean a more curvy woman (plus, tolstoy described her as such).  picture 1 looks like a transvestite.  but at least kiera is an excellent actor. 
  • DustyOR
    A few years ago they made one with Sean Bean as Vronsky. He was simply amazing. I wish they had not made so many cuts as the deleted scenes are what would have made that film brilliant. I cannot imagine Law as Count Karenin and I have similiar feelings about Johnson who is playing Vronsky. Bean was the Tolstoy's Vronsky and Sophie Marceau his Anna. As much as I like Keira, I just think the earlier one was more representative.
  • Ophelia
    I think she is a bit too young for Anna, but, otherwise, very beautiful............

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