Saoirse Ronan joins Keira Knightley in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

If I were a director in Hollywood, I’d do exactly what Joe Wright has been doing and that’s cast Saoirse Ronan and Keira Knightley in everything I do.  They’re two of my favorite actresses and they’ve proven that they can pull off tough material and give characters depth they wouldn’t otherwise have.  So it’s no surprise that he’s teaming with the two actresses for the third time (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and ATONEMENT with Knightley and ATONEMENT and HANNA with Ronan) in the adaptation ANNA KARENINA.  One thing I am disappointed in is that he wasn’t able to convince James McAvoy to join the film like it was once rumored.

As it stands, the film will star Knightley (as Anna Karenina), Ronan, Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson, Andrea Riseborough and Olivia Williams.  The adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic, if not complicated, novel about Russian aristocrats starts filming in September.

Saoirse Ronan

Source: The Daily Mail

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