Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

And over the next twelve months we are set to be treated to a handful of period style movies that are set to produce more fantastic cinema moments.

So we took at look at some of the period movies that everyone should be getting excited about.

- Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina is one of the autumn movies that is not to be missed as Keira Knightley reunites with director Joe Wright.

The pair have been behind movies such as Pride and Prejudice and Atonement and already Anna Karenina is surrounded in some very early Oscar whispers.

The movie is a big screen adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy novel and sees Knightley take on the title role.

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Wright has a knack for adapting novels to the big screen so well and Anna Karenina promises to be a truly lavish production not to be missed.

Anna Karenina is released 7th September

- Great Expectations

Charles Dickens novels have been adapted for the big screen time and time again and this year sees Great Expectations once again get the movie treatment.

Early images of the likes of Helena Bonham Carter in the role of Miss Havisham promise much but we will have to wait until November before we finally get to take a look.

Brit director Mike Newell move away from blockbusters such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to helm the project.

Jeremy Irvine takes on the iconic role of Pip, a part that is set to send his star rocketing even further after the success of War Horse.

Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng and Robbie Coltrane make up a great British line up.

Great Expectations is released 30th November.

- Les Miserables

One of the movies that I am sooooo looking forward to in 2013 is Les Miserables as Tom Hooper is back in the director's chair.

It will be the first movie for Hooper since the Oscar winning success of The King's Speech and is set to be one of the early must see movies of the next year.

Set during 1820/30's France the movie follows Jean Valjean on the run from police as he tries to see redemption.

Hugh Jackman is set to take on the role of Valjean while Russell Crowe is set to play his nemesis Javert.

The all star and very exciting cast also includes Anne Hathaway, who shows of her singing skills in the early trailer, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne.

Les Miserables is released 11th January

- The Great Gatsby

Now I don't know about you but The Great Gatsby was one of the movies that I was really looking forward to this Christmas but the movie has been pushed back to summer of 2013.

Baz Luhrmann is in director's chair for the movie in what is set to be a lavish production - as all Luhrmann productions are.

The movie is an adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel which Luhrmann has adapted for the big screen.

Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the central role of Jay Gatsby while Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire are also set to star.

Despite the early excitement around the movie we are now going to have to be patient before we get to see it.

The Great Gatsby is released summer 2013.

- Lincoln

Our third and final period movie that we are excited about is Steven Spielberg's biopic picture Lincoln.

The Academy always love a biopic picture and Lincoln is already a movie that is surrounding in Oscar whispers.

Daniel Day Lewis already has two Best Actor Oscars under his belt and he could well have a third with his depiction of the sixteenth President of the United States.

The movie looks at his role in the Civil War and is set to be one of the early must see movies of 2013.

Joseph Gordon Levitt, Tommy Lee JOne, Sally Field and Jackie Earle Haley make up an exciting support cast.

Lincoln 25th January.

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