Keira Knightley - Keira Knightley’S ‘Anna Karenina’ Won’T Be For Everyone: But That’S How They Want It


A boredom with convention and a willingness to portray a Hollywood star in a different light has given an edge to director Joe Wright’s new film adapted from a novel of the great Russian writer Tolstoy. Anna Karenina, the new film that stars Keira Knightley is a departure from the straight period drama that many would be expecting of the film, the movie instead taking place amidst a crumbling play house.
"I think some people will really love it and I suspect some people will really hate it," said Knightley of her latest venture, according to the BBC. Much of the change has come from director Wright, who commented that, after visiting a number of locations in both Britain and Russia, he didn’t want to re-tread where so many had been before. "It felt like I was treading the same ground again, which became slightly depressing," he said. "I really felt I had to do something different with it."
Wright’s relocation of the entire story caused some raised eyebrows, not least at home: "My wife said that I was turning a fairly straightforward commercial proposition into something that was possibly deeply uncommercial.” However, Knightley pointed out that this is a book that’s been adapted many times before and so a fresh take was necessary. "What was the point of doing it the same way again?” She questioned "What we have on screen is naturalism most of the time, and this was totally going off into a different realm. Normally in film you can sit back a lot more and let it wash over you. Doing it this way requires the audience to work in order to be a part of the experience."


Contactmusic

Tags: Keira Knightley


Editors Recommendations

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have paid tribute to the late Chicago DJ...

President Barack Obama And Wife Michelle Honor Late DJ Frankie Knuckles In Open letter

We Still Don't Know When Letterman Is Leaving "Late Show" And Neither Does Stephen Colbert, Apparently

Stephen Colbert will be taking the reigns of the Late Show from David Letterman in 2015...

We Still Don't Know When Letterman Is Leaving

Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

The 40 year-old actor's recent Broadway performance of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'...

 Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Moogfest begins in just a few short hours; here's what you have to look forward to.

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Snoop Dogg Gives Brian Williams' Rap Of 'Gin And Juice' The Thumbs Up

Don't worry Brian Williams, Snoop Dogg doesn't mind your questionable rendition...

Snoop Dogg Gives Brian Williams' Rap Of 'Gin And Juice' The Thumbs Up

Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott Work Out Their Issues In New Promo For "True Tori"

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s marital troubles are no secret, thanks to their reality...

Tori Spelling - Tori Spelling And Dean McDermott Work Out Their Issues In New Promo For

Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows

Iggy Azalea was forced to quite crowd surfing after allegedly being sexually assaulted by fans...

Iggy Azalea - Iggy Azalea: Fans sexually assaulted me at shows

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

What’s in a name? Well for some celebrities things might have been very different if they...

From Bruno Mars To Lady Gaga: Ten Celebrities Who Have Changed Their Names

Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are "Close Friends" In Hatred U-Turn

Lindsey Vonn and Elin Nordegren have finally settled their differences after months...

Lindsey Vonn And Elin Nordegren Are


More recommendations

Comments

Keira Knightley Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Keira Knightley

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All