Joe Wright has had success with adapting books to screen with films like Pride and Prejudice and Atonement. Keira Knightley starred in both of those films and she has now re-teamed with Wright to adapt Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.
Atonement screenwriter, Tom Stoppard is writing the screenplay for the film which has been listed as one of the greatest novels ever written. The book tells the story of a young high-society wife living in 19th Century Russia who, disinterested in her current life, goes against cultural norms and has an affair with a young suitor. The novel follows her fall from grace and the hardships that she experiences due to her behaviour.
There have been a number of adaptations already done, most recently Sophie Marceau and Sean Bean starred in a remake in 1997. Most notable was the 1935 adaptation starring Greta Garbo.
Keira Knightley does well in period pieces and I am sure that with Wright directing, this film can be a success and do justice to the source material. What are your thoughts of this news?