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Anna Karenina Update: Joe Wright Casts Knightley, Law, MacFadyen, Macdonald, Ronan, Johnson

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 6, 2011 at 5:16AM

The impressive cast of Joe Wright's upcoming adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (adapted by Tom Stoppard) is as follows: Keira Knightley (Anna), Jude Law (her husband, Karenin), Matthew MacFadyen (Oblonsky), Kelly Macdonald (his wife, Dolly), Olivia Williams (Countess Vronskaya, Vronsky's mother), Saoirse Ronan (Kitty, Dolly's sister), Aaron Johnson (Anna's lover, Vronsky), Andrea Riseborough (Princess Betsy) and Domhnall Gleeson (Levin).
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The impressive cast of Joe Wright's upcoming adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (adapted by Tom Stoppard) is as follows: Keira Knightley (Anna), Jude Law (her husband, Karenin), Matthew MacFadyen (Oblonsky), Kelly Macdonald (his wife, Dolly), Olivia Williams (Countess Vronskaya, Vronsky's mother), Saoirse Ronan (Kitty, Dolly's sister), Aaron Johnson (Anna's lover, Vronsky), Andrea Riseborough (Princess Betsy) and Domhnall Gleeson (Levin).

The Working Title film will kick off production this September in the UK and Russia. Wright is currently seeking siblings to play the many children in the film.

[Hat Tip: Daily Mail]

Working Title co-chief Tim Bevan says the story, about a woman who has an affair with a younger man while trapped in her dull marriage, has remained a classic "because people relate to it; it has "incredible relevance today."

Here's more on Working Title's slate of projects in our interview with WT co-head Eric Fellner.

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Headliners, In Production, Drama, Classics, Keira Knightley


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