All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
That introductory aphorism to Anna Karenina is one of the most famous opening lines in literature. I have yet to sit down and read that behemoth of a book, but this trailer makes me want to finish it before the film comes out. (And it also makes me want to see the Greta Garbo version from the 1930s. But who am I kidding — I’m not going to have time for the book until the new year.)
Starring Keira Knightley as Anna, Jude Law as Karenin, and Aaron Johnson as Count Vronsky (no, I’m not kidding), director Joe Wright seems to have created the right amount of grandeur for 19th century Russian high society. I didn’t even realize Tom Stoppard had done the screenplay for this, so I’m especially interested to see if this all works out.
Anna Karenina comes out September 7th in the UK and November 9th in the United States. In the gallery is the poster for the film from the UK edition of Glamour.[Via MSN UK, Glamour UK]