I count Anna Karenina as one of my very favorite novels. Seeing a preview of the latest incarnation of this story brought to the silver screen has me mesmerized already. It is a new take on story-telling by director Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice and Atonement). He has set the epic story in a theater, which, when I heard about it had me scratching my head. But after I saw the preview, I am waiting on pins and needles until I can see it. Period films like this are my personal favorites. Give me pomp, extravagant costumes, dramatic historic settings and music that can take me to another world any time!

Starring Keira Knightly as Anna and Jude Law as her husband, Karenin, the cast is as pedigreed as the fantastic crew. It looks to be a feast for the eyes.

I found a few more photos of the production on W Magazine....brilliant sets!

And Vogue features Keira, Jude and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Vronsky) in their October 2012 issue  (Photos by Mario Testino).....

Lovely Keira
Keira is so wonderful in period pieces I think. And the costumes in this movie are just so beautiful! 

Vogue captures the spirit in their photo shoot with some stunning gowns, like this Chanel gown (over 5000 feathers!).....

And this midnight blue gown with an embroidered William Morris Tree of Life motif by Valentino Haute Couture.......

Jude Law plays the stiff and proper husband in the film. A bit against type, and I look forward to the performance.....
Handsome Jude Law
Captivating Aaron Taylor-Johnson
 One can see why Anna would have had a hard time resisting the affections of this version of Vronsky! I like the dark hair much better than the blond color Aaron sports for the character. At 22 years old, this young actor seems to be on the rise. I wasn't sure I had seen a movie he has been in, except for The Illusionist...and I do not remember him in that. But I realized I had seen him in Nowhere Boy where he played John Lennon. So good!

Will you be watching?