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Yes, “Anna Karenina,” Leo Tolstoy’s beloved mega-novel of love and revolution, is being adapted once again (by our count this is the twelfth big-screen version), this time by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard and big-time director Joe Wright. Here, Keira Knightley stars in the title role, with Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Kelly Macdonald tagging along for support.

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Anna Karenina

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Adapting novels (especially epic ones) to screen is often an arduous task — the director must ensure that he/she stays true to the original material, while giving it a stamp of his/her own particular style. The cast, to some extent, must also be willing to… Continue reading Jude Law On 'Anna Karenina' And The True Nature Of Love

  • 10. “Great Expectations”

    Another year, another “Great Expectations” adaptation, this time with Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, and Jeremy Irvine (the emoting boy in War Horse) as Pip. This version is directed by Mike Newell, owner of the weirdest filmography ever: “Harry Potter 4,” “Mona Lisa Smile,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Prince of Persia,” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” We’re not sure how necessary this is

  • We hear you. Leo Tolstoy? Nineteenth-century Russian literature? You’re eyes are burning holes in the theater’s “Exit” sign, already. But trust in me – better yet, trust in Joe Wright – when I tell you this latest adaptation of Anna Karenina is an intoxicating, intelligent, fresh and intensely passionate take on a timeless piece of storytelling.

    The first sound you hear will be the chatter of a live audience settling… Continue reading 'Anna Karenina' Toronto Review: A Bold, Brash and Intoxicating Take on a Russian Classic

    Anna Karenina

    The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box o… Read More

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    “Anna Karenina” has been adapted for the big screen before, but in the upcoming version (hitting theaters November 9), audiences will get a lavish new interpretation, courtesy of Joe Wright, the Oscar-nominated director of “Atonement.”

    In the latest retelling of the sweeping dramatic romance, Keira… Continue reading 'Anna Karenina' Poster: Jude Law And Keira Knightley Are In A Winter Wonderland (PHOTO)