We are halfway through the summer, and with a few exceptions (The Dark Knight Rises!), a lot of movie fan interest is turning towards potential Oscar-buzz films.
One of the movies popping up on everyone’s radar is Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina:
Being a guy, I would normally dismiss this sort of movie as a chick flick period piece, but this is Joe Wright, who has directed Keira Knightley in her best performances ever in Pride and Prejudice and Atonement. The film also features Aaron Johnson (from Kick-Ass) and Jude Law (from every movie ever), and is written by Tom Stoppard, who has penned such great films as Shakespeare in Love, Empire of the Sun, and Brazil, among many others.
This is not the first time Leo Tolstoy’s classic story has been adapted for the big screen. Other actresses to play the role have been Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Helen McCrory, and Sophie Marceau (opposite Sean Bean).
The poster is below as well, which looks a little flashy and Baz Luhrmann-esque for what seems to be a grand traditional period film. What do you think of the poster and trailer, and what awards do you think the film may snatch up during Oscar season?