New 'Anna Karenina' Poster with Keira Knightly on the Wrong Track

July 6, 2012
Source: Moviefone

Anna Karenina

Though director Joe Wright has delivered more conventional period romance in the form of Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, the filmmaker is taking a new approach to the classic story of Anna Karenina. Now a new poster (in addition to the first trailer for the film) promises "a bold new version of the epic story of love" complete with some creative imagery we're not used to seeing for these kind of films. Karenina's would-be suitors take each side of a frozen stage as a train comes barreling out of the distance. It feels like a less surreal Baz Luhrmann tale with a lot less wackiness, but still the potential for a classic romance. Look!

Here's the new poster for Joe Wright's adaptation of Anna Karenina from Moviefone:

Anna Karenina - Second Poster

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 sending the film to theaters in the UK on September 7th and right here in the US on November 9th. Interested?

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Are they doing Russian Accents or is everyone going to be English?

DAVIDPD on Jul 6, 2012


Ana Karenina must be dark & gritty but this looks too vivid. Anyway I am die hard fan for this year's Les Miserables & Ana Karenina

Ehsan Davodi on Jul 6, 2012


It isn't necessarily surreal, but symbolic. Buildings, trains, and similar things are male symbols (for obvious reasons), while the moon (for example) would be a female symbol. In light of that, the poster takes on a more understandable meaning . . .

Christopher Crawford on Jul 7, 2012


hmm - has anyone read the novel?

outofnormal on Jul 7, 2012


Keira - looking good as usual 🙂

Davide Coppola on Jul 8, 2012

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