This is a year for classic tales: Before "Les Miserables" and "The Great Gatsby" arrive in December, director Joe Wright's cinematic take on Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" will bow November 9.
A richly scored trailer hit the Web Wednesday, showing Keira Knightley back in period costume as the titular 19th century Russian aristocrat who's wed to one man but having an affair with another - Aaron Johnson's Count Vronsky.
The 27-year-old actress has teamed up with Wright to acclaim before - once with 2005's "Pride and Prejudice," and again with 2007's "Atonement" - so our expectations are high for this one.
The cast also features Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald and Emily Watson. What do you think of the trailer?
I loved Pride and Prejudice. I don't know about this one though. It looks too glossed over. That will certainly make waste of a good opportunity to retell an astounding tragic story.
That girl needs to eat something! She is so skinny she looks like she isn't long for this world! Not really the caliber to play Anna Karenina, in my opinion. She is too young, and she sure is no Vivien Leigh or Greta Garbo.,
She brutalized Pride and Prejudice - Please, spare me another massacre. Can't she go pout at an original screenplay and leave books alone? She always has the most daft expression on her face. Either she looks completely constipated or surprised the cameras are there.
OK, the cynic in me wonders how Hollywood is going to portray the adultery. Tolstoy portrays it as a scandal that people gradually grow used to, but which tortures Anna and finally leads to her death. In our day and age, I would not be surprised to see a movie maker treat it as a great thing that everyone feels really good about and which leads to more happiness. That's our daily fare from the movies and TV. So my question is, will the moral tone of the movie match the book? I guess we have to wait and see.
This looks fantastic. I love period Russian films, anyway. I finally got around to reading the book a couple of years ago along with two other novels that have similarities: Madame Bovary, and Vanity Fair. I can't wait to see this movie, and I will be buying the DVD
Kiera Knightley is sooooo great in period films and Joe Wright is the perfect director for her. Shall we say "Pride and Prejudice". I can't wait to see this film!!!
why can they just pick another classic novel to make it into a film? why the same thing over and over again...there are like 5 versions of anna karenina, great gatsby and the miserable.
there are so many great classic books out there with amazing plot! how about an Emile Zola book? hollywood is not creative at all. once they have a subject (vampires, snow white, etc) they tend to explode it...BORING!
I'd like to see her as Sasha Grey.....getting sodomized by 50 hung Black dudes.
At least they didn't remake it with an all colored people cast.
Ya, no doubt. Did it ever occur to Hollywood that other races also exist?
Who is the Director of this sleaze fest Jerry Springer? Utter Trash.....
Breathtaking indeed. Now I will retire to my front yard and poop.
You people are quite confused. I cannot believe you have fallen for someone else using someone else name YET AGAIN.
Nah man,that is no trailer, that is the village looking for observer.
LOL! Yeah, lets see what kind of lame comment he leaves here.
No thank you. I normally don't hang around trailer parks, unlike most of you. LOWEST. INCOME. HOUSING. EVER!
My gardener lives in a trailer, said you were his neighbor. Yea you know about low income housing, eh?
And more lame-o troll comments by Observer.
Here's a hint for all of you jack-azzes:
rotflmao = fake observer = central scrutinizer
Playing all of you. Hook, line and sinker. Sad. Nothing sadder than someone posing as the "bad guy" so they can play the Hero. Bored kid, most likely.
Add JellyBean to that equation. Dude never leaves WYWW. Another persona. Just adds more to the sadness.
Jellybeans not a dude, that's Alecia.
How incredibly sumptuous and breathtaking. I can only hope that this trailer is a true example of the film and not an exception as so many are.
If anyone is able to make Tolstoy's vignette of Russian's 19th Century glitterrati compelling as 21st Century cinema it's Knightley. Her work might just tempt me to see this umpteenth version of this old newsprint serial novella.
I love the Wright period films!!! Trailer promises a great drama of the same quality as his other films....looking so forward to it's release!!
man now they're really scraping the bottom of creativity barrel, couldn't you just remake Porky's or something?
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