Keira Knightley is 'Anna Karenina' in a new trailer for the film(Read article summary)
Director Joe Wright's adaptation of Russian classic Anna Karenina' is scheduled for release Nov. 9.
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Tolstoy‚Äôs novel follows the title heroine, whose full name is Princess Anna Arkadyevna Karenina, and who falls in love with Count Vronsky, a wealthy and dashing officer, while still married to Count Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin, a powerful member of the government who is 20 years her senior.
In Wright‚Äôs version, ‚ÄúPride and Prejudice‚ÄĚ star Keira Knightley will play Anna, while ‚ÄúNowhere Boy‚ÄĚ actor Aaron Johnson takes on the part of Vronsky and ‚ÄúSherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows‚ÄĚ actor Jude Law will play Karenin.
Other actors appearing in the film include ‚ÄúBrave‚ÄĚ star Kelly Macdonald as Anna‚Äôs sister-in-law Dolly, ‚ÄúPride and Prejudice‚ÄĚ actor Matthew Macfadyen as Dolly‚Äôs philandering husband Oblonsky, and Olivia Williams of ‚ÄúAn Education‚ÄĚ as Vronsky‚Äôs mother Countess Vronskaya.
The trailer opens with a quote from Tolstoy, ‚ÄúThere are as many loves as there are hearts,‚ÄĚ and shows the opulence of the film, with sumptuous costumes, elaborate balls, and some stage performances.
‚ÄúI was eighteen when I got married,‚ÄĚ Knightley says at the beginning of the trailer. ‚ÄúBut it was not love.‚ÄĚ
The trailer shows the betrayed Karenin‚Äôs anger at Anna, with Law asking, ‚ÄúDo you think I would let you have my son? You are depraved,‚ÄĚ as well as her isolation as her aristocratic world is shocked by her affair.
The movie is scheduled to be released Nov. 9.
Check out the full trailer here: