First Look at Joe Wright’s ANNA KARENINA Starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law

     February 23, 2012


The first images from Joe Wright‘s adaptation of Anna Karenina have gone online.  The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel stars Keira Knightley as the eponymous protagonist, and the film co-stars Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, and Ruth Wilson.  As he proved with Pride and Prejudice, Wright doesn’t do boring period pieces.  He does remarkable unbroken takes, and when Wright’s paired with a strong script, he’s unstoppable.  I’ve never read Anna Karenina, but I’m excited to see what Wright has in store.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film is due out in the UK on September 7th and we should expect the US release around the same time.

Images via Focus Features.

Here’s the official synopsis for Anna Karenina:

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 (Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.

  • Saadgkhan

    OMG OMG OMG Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina is finally coming.. I can’t wait to see Keira with Jude Law & off-course Superbly talented Aaron Johnson

    • cloxlider

      That’s funny, because I can’t wait for you to stop posting off-course.

  • kim

    Jude Law + 18th century = I’m there !

    • sofasobad

      It’s set in the 19th century.

  • Bo

    Ah, Matt once again revealing that he DOESN’T read. He railed against all the Girl Dragon Tattoo films before seeing them and ragging the ‘source’ material without having even read it! Come on, man! Do you read? Anything? Ever? Go away…leave this pretty good web-site to the others who are involved with it…pretty please?

    • cloxlider

      Nap-time for Bo.

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  • lee

    I just think she is so stunning i love her face she is luminous have I gone overboard?

  • portersatkingscross

    Isn’t Downton Abbey’s talented Michelle Dockery also appearing in this film? It would be nice to see her listed among its cast.

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