ust out your copies of Tolstoy‘s original– Anna Karenina the movie is coming to theaters this November. Joe Wright, the director of Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, has taken on a hella ambitious project, but methinks he’s up to the task. Now you and I have got a few months to read (or re-read) the book. Something tells me that this will only enhance the Joe Wright/Keira Knightley/Jude Law experience. And based on the first trailer, this will be an experience. Checkie out inside.
First Trailer: Anna Karenina
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We all know how it can go down when a good book becomes a film, but Anna Karenina is more than a good book. It’s a classic; whole college courses are taught on this female protagonist; careers have been built around the novel’s criticism; I read it when I was prego with my second son. AKA this is a huge deal.
Do you guys think Wright can pull it off? I love what he did with Atonement (cinematography was cray!) and The Soloist (with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.) is also a good one in my book. Also, the adaptation of Leo Tolstoy‘s masterpiece was handled by Tom Stoppard; he wrote the screenplay for Shakespeare In Love.
And Keira Knightley? YES. All day. Every day. And if you haven’t seen her in last year’s A Dangerous Method, get thee to Amazon Instant video right now. I don’t know about ya’ll (and I know my old Literature profs will probably be against this from a moral standpoint, lol) but I’m psyched about Anna Karenina. That trailer just… danced. With all its movement and passion and music, it danced. And I hope the movie does the same.
Check out stills and the first poster from Anna Karenina below.