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Keira Knightly, Jude Law Set for ‘Anna Karenina’

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Keira Knightly and Jude Law, the British stars have been confirmed to star in the upcoming classic adaptation ‘Anna Karenina’.

The ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ star, Keira Knightly and ‘Hamlet’ star, Jude Law will join the cast of the movie, along with Aaron Johnson, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams, Ruth Wilson, Emily Watson, Alicia Vikander and Matthew Macfadyen. Keira and Jude will play the lead roles in the movie. He will play the role of her husband, Aleksei Karenin, while Aaron will don the role of Count Vronsky.

The forthcoming movie ‘Anna Karenina’ has been adapted from the classics of Leo Tolstoy, with the same title. Joe Wright has been set as the director of the movie. Keira and Joe have worked together for ‘Atonement’. Tom Stoppard of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ will provide the script for the movie, while Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the project along with Paul Webster. Keira Knightly has also appeared in ‘Pride & Prejudice’, produced by Focus and Working Title. Focus Features will distribute the movie in the United Sates, while Universal Pictures International will distribute in the international market.

James Schamus, the CEO of Focus Features said that, Joe Wright is a master movie maker and the brilliant screenplay of Tom Stoppard, the flick ‘Anna Karenina’ will feature the emotions. He also added that, they got the perfect producing partners in Working Title and Paul Webster and the powerful story will draw the audience, as they have the cast of Keira Knightly in the iconic character and superb supporting cast. The movie has been scheduled to start its filming this month, in the locations of United Kingdom and Russia.

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