Keira Knightley’s New Movie Role

Actress set to play the lead in Anna Karenina flick
Monday , 12 September 2011
Keira Knightley’s New Movie Role
Keira Knightley to play Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley is teaming up with her Atonement boss Joe
Wright to play the lead in a big screen reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel
Anna Karenina.

The pair worked together on the highly-acclaimed 2007
wartime movie, based on the novel by Ian McShane, as well as Jane Austen's
Pride and Prejudice in 2005 – and now they are reuniting to bring another
literary masterpiece to cinema audiences.

Keira will play Karenina, a married woman who has an
affair with a soldier. Jude Law has signed on to play her husband, Aleksei.

Vivien Leigh and Greta Garbo have previously played the
heroine on the big screen. The new version starts shooting in Russia later this
month.

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