Tuesday, 18th September 2018
Logo Islandinfo
Mauritius in your hands            
Home

Find in Mauritius

         
Sight Seeing
Activities
Shopping
Eating Out
Nightlife
Hotels
Body & Soul
Business
Services
Real Estate
Mauritius Map
Mauritius Online Magazine May 2017 Issue
Testimonials
Expatriates in Mauritius
Mauritius Discovery
Mauritius Explore
Mauritius Escape
Voucher

Forthcoming Events
in Mauritius


Events & Galleries
in Mauritius
Min: 19 Max: 27
Partly Cloudy
Other regions of Mauritius
 
Email:
           
ENTERTAINMENT
09 Sep 2011
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY TO PLAY ANNA KARENINA IN NEW FILM

British actors Keira Knightley and Jude Law are to star in a film adaptation of Anna Karenina, it has been announced.

Oscar-winning writer Tom Stoppard will pen the script and Atonement film-maker Joe Wright will direct the epic romance, based on Leo Tolstoy's novel.

Knightley will play Anna, a married woman who has an affair with a younger soldier. Law has landed the role of her husband, Aleksei Karenin.

The film, which casts Aaron Johnson as Count Vronsky, is due out next year.

Anna Karenina will be Knightley's third collaboration with Wright. She starred in his 2005 film Pride And Prejudice, followed by the Academy Award-winning movie Atonement two years later.

James Schamus, from production company Focus Features, said: "Joe Wright is a master film-maker, and with Tom Stoppard's brilliant screenplay this Anna Karenina will be full of both pageantry and emotion."

Powerful tale

Focus Features were behind award-winning films such as Brokeback Mountain and Milk. Their current releases include another literary adaptation, Jane Eyre.

The company has described Anna Karenina, which is set in late 19th-century Russia, as a powerful tale that "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".

There have been several film versions of Tolstoy's classic novel, including adaptations starring Vivien Leigh (1948) and Greta Garbo (1935).

In 1997, it was remade with French actress Sophie Marceau and Britain's Sean Bean, as Anna's lover Vronsky.

A British television adaptation, starring Helen McCrory and Kevin McKidd, was shown on Channel 4 in 2000.


sOURCE: bbc.co.uk

« Back
 
Publish your article with us for free
Home | About us | Contact Us | Advertising | Link to Us | Airport   Bookmark and Share Site by: Islandinfo & Maxuz Web Agency