Director Joe Wright previously worked with Keira Knightley on Atonement (2007) and is now re-teaming with the Oscar nominated actress (Pride and Prejudice; 2005) to remake Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The film has been made multiple times, the most memorable version being Clarence Brown’s 1935 movie starring the legendary Greta Garbo. Another screen legend, Vivien Leigh, later played the titular Tolstoy heroine in a 1948 version. Will Ms. Knightley live up to her predecessors in the dramatic role? Could she do something no other actress has done and receive an Oscar nomination for her performance? At the moment, I think her odds are great. She’s becoming one hell of an actress reaching the prime of her career. The time seems right, and the role seems baity enough. And just look how lovely she is above (and don’t think for a second that is not a factor). Anna Karenina opens November 9th.