Snooze Alert: ‘Anna Karenina’ Comes Back to the Big Screen

Hey, Russian Lit majors and Oprah Book Club members! Anna Karenina, a really long book about love and death and Russia (those three typically go hand-in-hand), has been adapted into a brand-spanking-new Oscar-baiting film by Pride and Prejucide and Atonement director Joe Wright. True to form, Wright pulls his usual leading lady Keira Knightley back into his web (after giving her a break from starring in the miserable Hanna) and has cast her in the title role. Also on board is Jude Law with a creepy mustache! 

Here’s the gushy trailer for the new adaptation:

Once again, Wright has turned out what appears to be a Chanel ad, full of heightened drama and needless camera angles and shots that only show off his technical abilities. I guess you have to make this story exciting somehow, huh? At least he didn’t follow in Baz Luhrmann’s footsteps and avoided any Jay-Z/Tolstoy mash-ups. But it will certainly be long. And sad, unless the idea of Keira Knightley throwing herself in front of a train excites you in some way. (Yes, for those of you who didn’t make it through the Cliff’s Notes, it has a very sad ending!) 

(via Indiewire)

Latest in Film

Film

From London, With Love: Sotheby’s Will Auction 007’s Posters, Watches…and yes, the 1964 Aston Martin

Film

Exhilarating New Documentary ‘White Riot’ Revisits the Heroic History of ‘Rock Against Racism’

Film

10 Moms That Will Make You Even More Grateful For Yours This Mother’s Day

Film

alexa BlackBook: Fluid Notions: Face to Face with John Cameron Mitchell and Shamir

Film

alexa BlackBook: Style Icon: Edgar Ramirez Fashions a Vivid Portrayal of Legendary Designer Gianni Versace for ‘American Crime Story’

Film

alexa BlackBook: Alison Mosshart, Don Lemon, Matthew Modine, Nia Vardalos, Leslie Odom Jr. & More Tell Us Their Christmas Wish Lists

Film

alexa Blackbook: Small Screen Sirens

Film

In Bed With Netflix and Armond White