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USA: Focus Features
UK: Universal Pictures International UK
Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson, Holliday Grainger, Michelle Dockery, Bill Skarsgard, Alexandra Roach, Eros Vlahos
Director: Joe Wright
Countries: UK / France
USA & UK: 130 mins
USA Rated: R for some sexuality and violence
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex, language and brief bloody images
USA Release Date: 9 November 2012 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 7 September 2012
Keira Knightley stars as Anna Karenina in Joe Wright’s version of Leo Tolstoy’s epic love story. Adapted by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE), Jude Law plays Anna’s husband Aleksei Karenin and Aaron Johnson (NOWHERE BOY) stars as Count Vronsky. Rounding out the cast are Kelly Macdonald (BOARDWALK EMPIRE), Matthew Macfadyen (PRIDE & PREJUDICE), Domhnall Gleeson (HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS), Alicia Vikander (THE SEVENTH SON), two-time Academy Award nominee Emily Watson, Olivia Williams (HANNA), and Ruth Wilson (LUTHER).
The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.
ANNA KARENINA marks acclaimed director Joe Wright’s fourth film with Working Title, following the award-winning box office successes PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT, and THE SOLOIST, and his third collaboration with Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley. The film is produced by Working Title co-chairmen Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and reunites them with Paul Webster, all three of whom produced Wright’s first two films PRIDE & PREJUDICE and ATONEMENT.