Synopsis: Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Release Date: November 9, 2012
Thoughts: I’m torn on this one. Director Joe Wright has helmed some masterfully shot films like Atonement and Pride and Prejudice but the drawback is that they’ve all been made with Leno jaw-ed Keira Knightly as his leading lady. Clearly the two are mining a Tim Burton/Johnny Depp-esque working relationship and their third time together is a re-telling of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel. Knightly may actually be a decent choice for the role though her last attempt at playing Russian in A Dangerous Method yielded some disastrous results. Visuals look on par with Wright’s previous work and as someone not well versed in the source material, I’m interested in taking this new adaptation in.