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Keira Knightley's Anna Karenina Is Pretty As A Painting, And Just As Exciting!

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Great Tolstoy's ghost!

We adore classic Russian lit just as much as the next guy — which is to say, you know, a little — but we're apprehensive about this Anna Karenina adapatation!

When we close our eyes and dream of 19th Century Russian aristocrats (as we often do) Keira Knightley and Jude Law aren't usually invited to the party!

Still, the trailer (above) is visually STUNNING. We wouldn't be surprised if it earned an art direction nod at the Oscars.

And director Joe Wright excelled with Hanna and Atonement so perhaps he deserves the benefit of the doubt!

We do hope they release Pussy Riot from prison in time for the premiere!!

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Take A Peak Inside The Life Of Anna Karenina

Keira Knightley is back to break some more English-accented hearts in another period piece from director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice).

Anna Karenina, an adaptation of the 19th century novel by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, hits theaters this fall. And the trailer (above) is as beautiful as it is epic.

Lots of love is in the air as Mz. Knightley begins a heated affair with Aaron Johnson behind her husband's back, who is played by Jude Law. Umm… yum!!

When you're done with the trailer (above), U gotta check out the poster for the romantic November 9 release (below).

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Keira Knightley Gets Aristocratic For Anna Karenina!

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From Leo Tolstoy being inspired by a delicate, porcelain elbow back in the late 19th century, to a celebrity-stuffed film-pie directed by visual magician Joe Wright!?

Anna Karenina is a work of art spanning generations!

While promoting upcoming dark comedy Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, Keira Knightley revealed she will be making her aristocratic debut as Anna Karenina, in Hannah and Atonement director Joe Wright’s film adaptation of the FAMED Tolstoy novel.

Jude Law, Matthew MacFadyen, and Olivia Williams also star in the project that is SURE to be movie masterpiece!

But before the film debuts sometime at the end 2012, you MUST read the classic piece of literature about love, tragedy, status, wealth, and happiness.

Intimidating at first but quite the life-changing, mind-expanding read…

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The Little Mermaid Getting TWO Movie Adaptations

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Disney fairytales are hot these days! The Little Mermaid will join Snow White as Hollywood's next property for studios to competively adapt to SEVERAL different live-action versions.

So what's next?

Sleeping Beauty? Aladdin? The Big Green? Ha!

Shana Feste, the writer and director of Country Strong, is working with Sony Pictures on an adaptation of Carolyn Turgeon's Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale.

She's not a alone! Joe Wright, the director of Atonement and Hanna, is ALSO developing a live-action feature based on Hans Christian Andersen's version of the fairytale.

The official synopsis for Shana Feste's mermaid flick reads as follows:

"When Lenia, a young mermaid princess, rescues a man from a shipwreck and carries him to shore, her selfless act is witnessed by Princess Margrethe, who is staying in a convent nearby for protection from the war her father is fighting against another kingdom. The shipwrecked young man’s name is Christopher, and in the weeks that he’s nursed back to health at the convent, he and Margrethe fall in love—but it’s not until after he leaves that Margrethe discovers he’s the prince from the kingdom her family is at war with.

Meanwhile, in the sea Lenia is suffering; she fell in love with Christopher in the moments she carried him to shore, so she makes a deal with the sea witch: in exchange for her voice and tongue she receives a potion that changes her into human form. Margrethe comes up with a plan of her own: she’ll be offered in marriage to Christopher, thus uniting the kingdoms and putting an end to the years of conflict between the two lands. But when Margrethe arrives, ready to win and wed her prince, she finds him enraptured with a beautiful woman who looks very familiar. Margrethe is sure she’s seen her before…"

Mermaid vs. mermaid? That could be inneresting!

We can't wait to hear more details about Joe Wright's version so we can make an informed decision about which one we're more excited to see!

Do U think two Little Mermaid adaptations are better than one or should Hollywood try to be a little more original?

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