The classic novel is being made into a film starring Keira Knightley as the title character.
The 25-year-old actress will be starring in the upcoming adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright and written by Tom Stoppard. The film may begin shooting by the fall of 2012.
Asked in an interview (via CinemaBlend) who else will star in the film, Wright responded, “Not sure yet. It’s fairly obvious, but I can’t quite say. She hasn’t signed on the line yet. I’m loyal to my actors.” Wright has already worked with Knightely for two films: Pride & Prejudice and Atonement.
Jude Law and Aaron Johnson are both in talks to be in the film, although neither one have officially signed on.
The story follows the married Anna Karenina, who falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband’s refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions. The original film starred the legendary Greta Garbo.