Keira Knightley to play Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
Keira Knightley's been signed in the lead role of the latest film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. This time around, the film adaptation has been penned by Tom Stoppard and will be directed by Joe Wright. Jude Law has signed on as Anna's husband, Alexsei Karenina.
Joe Wright first directed Knightley in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice and then in 2007 with Atonement. Anna Karenina will be their third film together. Look for filming to begin sometime this month.
Anna Karenina cover: Random House.