First Trailer and Poster for ‘Anna Karenina’

Director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice) re-teams with Keira Knightley in a new telling of the classic Leo Tolstoy novel, Anna Karenina. The rest of the cast includes Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly MacDonald, Olivia Williams, Ruth Wilson and Holliday Grainger.

Is it me, or does Aaron Johnson seem horribly miscast in this role? It’s hard to tell from the trailer, but I have early suspicions. Other than that, it certainly has the look and feel of a contender, especially in several below the line categories like Costume Design, Art Direction, and Cinematography. But will this be the performance to earn Ms. Knightley her first Academy Award?

Anna Karenina opens in the U.K. on September 7th and in the U.S. on November 9th. Check out the trailer and the poster for the film after the jump…


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