Have you seen images from the upcoming film adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina?
It stars Keira Knightly as the ill-fated Anna. Previous films have starred such legends as Greta Garbo and Vivian Leigh. The last American version was released in 1997, with Sophie Marceau and Sean Bean.
The latest adaptation will be released in November with what appears to be an amazing cast. Knightly is joined by Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen (Darcy to her Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice), Emily Watson, Kelly Macdonald and Olivia Williams, among others. It should make for a wonderful production. The costumes alone would make it worth going.
Anna's lover, Vronski, is played by Johnson, who looks rather scary in this photo. I read in an article that the role of Vronski could have easily gone to Jude Law - can TOTALLY see that - but that he wanted the challenge of Karenin.
Law plays Anna's older husband, Alexei Karenin. Hmmm, not the best look for my Jude.
Ahh, yes, much better.
For those of you who have not read Tolstoy’s masterpiece, don’t expect something light and cheery. I took two semesters of Russian literature in college. Bleak. So. Very. Bleak.
Happy Friday, friends!
Images from Beyond Hollywood, yourcelebs and Imbd