Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley has produced some of her best work under the watchful eye of director Joe Wright, Atonement and Pride & Prejudice being their two projects together.

And now they are set to work together for a third time as Wright brings the story of Anna Karenina back to the big screen.

The movie is based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy and see Knightley take on the title role.

This is only the fifth directorial outing for Wright and his first movie since the super-stylish Hanna.

But he returns to a more period piece with this latest movie, a genre that really does seem to be his forte.

And an all star cast join Knightley as Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald, Aaron Johnson, Emily Watson and Matthew Macfayden are all aboard.

Knightley picked up an Oscar nomination for her role as Elizabeth Bennett in Pride & Prejudice and she was stunningly overlooked for her work in Atonement - a movie that really announced her to the work as an adult actress.

Could this be an Oscar success for bother Knightley & Wright, who was not recognised by the Academy for either of his two previous projects with the actress.

The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully 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.

As Anna (Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.

Anna Karenina is released 7th September

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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