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. Continue Reading
One of the more sure fire bets to play big during award season this year is Anna Karenina. This will be director Joe Wright’s third pairing with Keira Knightley, but perhaps the biggest omen of success comes with the knowledge that Shakespeare in Love scribe Tom Stoppard has adapted the Tolstoy novel. Regardless of whether this will be perceived as a bankable package, that is enough to get most industry watchers to pay attention.
Today brings with it a new featurette for the film that explains a little about the story for those unfamiliar with it. Essentially, the late-19th-century period piece doubles at a satirical jab at Russia’s high-society and an aristocracy envious of Western Europe, but that is merely the backdrop. The actual plot centers on Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) and her love affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson.) Continue Reading