New Poster and Trailer for ‘Anna Karenina’

On September 7, Kiera Knightley will join the likes of Greta Garbo, Vivian Leigh, Jacqueline Bisset and Helen McCrory in playing the title character of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The novel tells the tale of a socialite’s extramarital affair and the repercussions in her aristocratic circle. It has has been adapted to film, stage, television, opera, ballet and even radio.

Earlier this week, the new film version which pairs director Joe Wright with Knightley for the third time (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice) came out with this new poster and trailer:

Along with Knightley, actors Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald and Matthew Macfadyen will star in the film written by Tom Stoppard.

Hypable called the poster ‘oddly glitzy,’ ‘off putting’ and ‘Baz Luhrmann-esque.’ While I have to agree that the poster reminds me a lot of Moulin Rouge and this Christmas’s The Great Gatsby, I don’t necessarily think that is a bad thing. Tolstoy’s novel, while a classic, does have a reputation for being on the lengthy and droning side. Maybe some epicness and glitz is necessary to get people with preconceptions about the story into the theater.

What do you think of the style? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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About Kendyl Bryant

Working as an audiobook proofer at Brilliance Audio, Kendyl has an inexplicable love for young adult fiction (but not for love triangles), 80s music, TV and movies (John Hughes is perfection) and various fandoms, including but not limited to Harry Potter (Slytherin for life!), Doctor Who (even after Moffat ruined it), Nerdfighteria and anything by Joss Whedon. You can follow her on Tumblr where she is an active fangirl and proud feminist/social justice warrior or on Twitter where she basically just retweets the Adaptation Twitter… Your call.

3 thoughts on “New Poster and Trailer for ‘Anna Karenina’

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