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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The First Images Of Kiera Knightly As Anna Karenina

The first images from Joe Wright's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina have been released.  It goes without saying they are absolutely gorgeous.  I am a huge Joe Wright fan.  He is one of the greatest directors working today.  He has an ability to convey complex emotional situations with strikingly bold visuals that truly sets him apart.  I couldn't be more excited for this film.

The movie is being produced by Focus Features, and will likely debut this fall.  Anna Karenina is the story of love stifled by the trappings of society and the complications that can arise as a result.  He is teaming with his leading lady, Kiera Knightly, for a third time.  Since there previous collaborations resulted in two of the best movies of the last few years, I'd say that can only mean good things.  I apologize if it seems like I am slobbering all over this project, but that is only because I am.  Joe Wright is amazing and when you give him Leo Tolstoy's Russia to play in, with his favourite muse, we are in for something special.

Take a gander at the pictures and let me know what you think(hit the jump to see them all).  Are you excited to see what's next from the man that brought you Pride and Prejudice and Atonement?  Or does the idea of another period love story starring Kiera Knightly bore you to tears?  Leave a comment below and let yourself be heard!

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