Thursday, April 19, 2012

Keira Knightley Plays the Lead in Anna Karenina Movie

Keira Knightley

Updated: Added a 6-minute clip, movie trailer and the posters of the movie.

This 27-year old English beauty that was once a part of The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has now moved on to play roles other than the kick ass Elizabeth Swann. She is once again playing a role in a period movie, where the cast is burdened by the heavy but gorgeous attires of the 19th century.

For her latest acting gig she will be playing a title character based on a published work, Anna Karenina. Knightley is not new to playing roles adapted from classic novels. She was once played another main character named Elizabeth (surnamed Bennet) for the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, which earned her a nomination for Best Actress in the Academy Awards.

Updated: A 6-minute clip of the movie has been released with an introduction from director Joe Wright:

Check out the trailer and the posters of Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley:

Updated: Here are some posters from Anna Karenina describing the different kinds of love exhibited in the story:

And here's some photos from the movie:

In this movie, Knightley will be starring with another veteran actor, Jude Law, who will play the role of her husband. Her role was once cast to Saoirse Ronan, who dropped out of the movie and is now busy filming for The Host movie. The other cast of actors for this movie are Aaron Johnson, who will play her young love, and also Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Dockery, Olivia Williams, Kelly Macdonald and Matthew Macfadyen.

Updated: Anna Karenina character posters:

Watch Keira Knightly as the beloved Anna Karenina on the movie's premiere this November 9, 2012.