Keira Knightley Dances In First Look At Joe Wright's Anna Karenina

In 2007 director Joe Wright made a huge splash when he directed Atonement, a period drama starring Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan and James McAvoy. The film was a huge hit, both with audiences and critics, and it ended up earning seven Academy Award nominations (and it won for Best Original Score). Wright's last two films, The Soloist and Hanna, were both a step away from what we have typically seen from the director - before Atonement he directed an adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but this year he's returning to the period drama game with Anna Karenina and Focus Features has just released the first four stills from the movie.

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Based on the classic novel by Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina stars Knightly as the titular character, who is stuck in a loveless marriage. When she begins an affair with the affluent Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson), however, her life becomes increasingly complicated. The adaptation has an all-star cast that includes Michelle Dockery, Emily Watson, Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, and Olivia Williams. The film does not currently have a release date in the United States.

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