Thursday, February 23, 2012

First Look: Keira Knightley as Anna Karenina

Focus Feature has just released 4 photos from the set of Joe Wright's third film collaboration with muse, Keira Knightley. You may recall that the film, a new adaption of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, was on my list as one of my most anticipated films of the year. And after seeing these photos, I'm even more excited. Keira was kinda made for period pieces and with this and her summer comedy with Steve Carrell, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, she's looking to have a pretty good year. And after reading this article about the production, it sounds even more intriguing than I initially had anticipated. Apparently, instead of a traditional costume drama the film is being shot on a single stage and using dream-like images and camera techniques to explore the inner lives of the characters. There's toy trains and doll houses and doors that lead to different sets. It all sounds kinda trippy and amazing. I'm a big fan of what Wright did with Pride and Prejudice and Atonement and the cool energy he achieved with Hanna. It'll be interesting to see what he does with this classic.

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