Focus Features has released a few photos featuring Keira Knightley in the upcoming film Anna Karenina. The photos also include co-stars Jude Law as Karenin (Anna’s husband) and Aaron Johnson as Vronsky (Anna’s lover).
The film is directed by Joe Wright and this will be Knightley’s third collaboration with Wright, one of which was for her Oscar-nominated role as Elizabeth Bennet in “Pride and Prejudice.” Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, and Ruth Wilson complete the supporting cast.
The novel, which takes place in late-19th-century Russia, is often cited as one of Leo Tolstoy’s greatest works of fiction, following a family torn apart by adultery when Anna, a wife and mother, begins an affair with a seductive Count. There have been several film versions of Tolstoy’s novel, including adaptations starring Vivien Leigh (1948) and Greta Garbo (1935).
Anna Karenina will be released to theaters on November 16th, 2012.