Keira Knightley to Star in Tom Stoppard's "Anna Karenina" Film; Jude Law in Talks

News   Keira Knightley to Star in Tom Stoppard's "Anna Karenina" Film; Jude Law in Talks
 
Tony Award-winning Arcadia playwright Tom Stoppard has authored a new screen adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," according to Variety.

Keira Knightley is set to star in the titular role, with Tony nominee Jude Law and Aaron Johnson in talks to join the cast. Tim Bevan will produce the film for Working Title Pictures. Filming will begin in the fall.

Stoppard earned an Academy Award for "Shakespeare in Love." The Broadway revival of his play Arcadia opened March 17, with Billy Crudup among the cast.

Stoppard is a four-time Tony Award winner for his plays The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing, Travesties and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His works for the stage also include Rock 'n' Roll, The Invention of Love, Jumpers, Artist Descending a Staircase and Night and Day.

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