Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Johnson get their own posters for Anna Karenina

I get the feeling that Focus Features is excited with what they have on their hands with Joe Wright’s ANNA KARENINA.  It could easily be perceived as a typical period piece and dumped in the middle of all the other Oscar chasing movies of the holiday season, but the marketing team seems to be taking a different approach.  The movie doesn’t come out for a few months still, but we’ve already seen a great trailer, a ton of stills, a poster and today, some character posters featuring stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Johnson.  Character posters are usually reserved for big budget summer films and not period dramas, so the fact they’re taking the time to release these makes me excited to see how Wright’s experiment will turn out.  For those that haven’t been following along, he’s filming it on a simple stage with model trains and other unique set pieces standing in for the real thing.  We didn’t get a big taste of it in the first trailer, so I’m anxious to see how it works on the big screen.

ANNA KARENINA stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Watson, Matthew Macfadyen, Olivia Williams and Ruth Wilson. Directed by Joe Wright, the film will open in theaters on November 9th, 2012.

Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina

Jude Law in Anna Karenina

Aaron Johnson in Anna Karenina

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