“Anna Karenina” Trailer and Stills

Off the heels of looking at some of the great director/actor collaborations of all time yesterday, I present to you the following trailer for the upcoming, third film from the duo of Joe Wright and Keira Knightley, an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.

Watching this trailer reminds me what the Wright/Knightley work has produced to date: a very rustic, earthy adaptation of my favorite book (Pride and Prejudice) and the beautifully layered, tragic Ian McEwan adaptation of a book I am STILL trying to get through (Atonement). Under Wright’s direction, each of these films arguably produced the some of Knightley’s finest performances and proved beyond measure (at least in my mind) Keira Knightley is an earnest thesp who is not afraid to work on refining her craft. Whatever your thoughts about the end product is one thing – but by my estimation it is something worth recognizing.

Add to this mix that it is adapted for the screen by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard, and you have a film that looks like it may be worth a look-see, especially for those who love themselves some lush romantic drama.

SYNOPSISThe third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, following the award-winning boxoffice successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her.

Anna Karenina hits select theaters on November 9th 2012.


  1. This has so much potential. It looks stunning and could be Knightey’s defining role. She could also ruin it. We shall wait and see.
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  2. It’s true that Keira shines under Wright’s direction, I’m just not convinced she could really pull off Anna’s character. This trailer did not move me at all, who knows if the second trailer would do that or not, but somehow I’m just not feeling it. We shall see I suppose.
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  3. This looks amazing. But by the same token, trailers can be deceiving. I’ll be seeing it, I think. I like the cast. Isn’t it interesting how Jude Law can be made to look plain, even homely in one film, then handsome and dashing in another.

    My favorite ANNA KARENINA is still the one done for Masterpiece Theater ages ago.
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