Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina is opening wider across the US tomorrow, having been playing in a limited release for the past two weeks, with strong Oscar buzz surrounding Keira Knightley’s fine leading performance.
The film was released in the UK back in September – you can read our review here – and is one of the finest and most memorable period dramas in recent memory, making for utterly compelling viewing.
We saw a new TV spot and a new featurette earlier in the week, and now PopSugar have debuted another featurette, giving us an inside look at the creation of the beautiful costumes for the film with Oscar-nominated costume designer, Jacqueline Durran (Atonement, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), who I hope will pick up her third nomination in January.
“The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is the epic love story “Anna Karenina,” adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.”
Knigtley stars alongside a fantastic cast, with Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson completing the leading trio, alongside Matthew Macfadyen, Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Olivia Williams, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Watson, and Holliday Grainger.
Wright is directing from a script penned by the Oscar-winning Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), adapting the classic original novel by Leo Tolstoy.
Anna Karenina is currently playing in select theatres in the US, and will be opening in a wider release across the States tomorrow, 30th November. Whilst you await its arrival, here’s the latest featurette to help bask in its beauty. Enjoy.