One of the award contenders this year is more than likely going to be Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina. The Tolstoy novel adapted for the big screen by Academy Award winning scribe Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) will act as the third teaming between Wright and Keira Knightley who previously worked together on Atonement and Pride & Prejudice—both of which were critical gems that scored respectable global box office performances.
Perhaps that is why we suddenly feel compelled to mention today that the film has been pushed to November 16 off of its original date November 9. Really, this is no big deal at all, but obviously when a studio moves things around it is for good reason and that is mostly due to competition from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and the 23rd Bond film entitled Skyfall.
While going head-to-head with the latter was largely expected for a while, it was not until recently that Lincoln received a limited release on November 9 with a national rollout scheduled for a week later. Having a bit of a staggered approach might help both films who will likely each perform well for the Thanksgiving holiday period (thus why Anna Karenina is not moving too far away.)
Stars of the film include Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Johnson. The film’s plot mostly centers around Keira Knightley who fills the role of the title character who enters into an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson.) A whole lot of the film’s scenes takes place in a theater which is sort of the gimmick with this tale. You can check that out via a recently released featurette on the matter.