A mischievous girl accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit, only to find that her words have irrevocably and permanently changed the lives of all involved in a film that re-teams the filmmakers behind Pride & Prejudice to adapt the best-selling 2002 novel by author Ian McEwan. The year is 1935, and as the summer heat takes hold, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis watches her older sister, Cecilia (Keira Knightley), get undressed and go frolicking in the garden fountain on her family’s country estate. The housekeeper’s son, Robbie (James McAvoy), a childhood friend and recent Cambridge graduate, also witnesses the innocent act. When Robbie and Cecilia subsequently cross a particularly sensitive boundary and the scheming Briony accuses Robbie of an unspeakable transgression for which the boy is wholly innocent, the repercussions of her unfounded claim threaten to affect all three for decades to come. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
It was just yesterday Playlist was talking about Joe Wright’s “Anna Karenina,” wondering if it would be hitting the Venice Film Festival in advance of its fall release, and lo and behold, it seems the marketing campaign for the movie is beginning to roll out.
The first stagey poster and trailer for the movie that by the looks of it, this is going to be a dazzling affair. Wright has taken the unusual step of shooting the majority of his Russian epic, based on Leo Tolstoy’s famed novel, on and around a single location, a run-down theater built from scratch at Shepperton Studios outside London. The various images from the film have already pointed toward something that will be a massive treat for the eyes, and this is a further tease at Wright’s grand plans for the film which look to immerse the viewer in the story in a wholly unique way.
Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams, Ruth Wilson and Holliday Grainger,”Anna Karenina” opens in the U.K. on September 7th and in the U.S. on November 9th. Check out the full poster below. [Glamour/MSN]
Hannah director Joe Wright shifts gears from action to classical literature by teaming with Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard for this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s beloved novel. Set in late 19th Century Russia, Anna Karenina follows the tale of a young debutante (Keira Knightly) who questions her happiness, and begins to see her life transform in ways she never thought possible. Jude Law, Matthew MacFadyen, and Olivia Williams co-star in a film scored by Academy Award-winning composer Dario Marianelli (Atonement).
UK Release September 7, 2012
US Release November 9, 2012 (USA – Limited)