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Movie News & Rumors: Keira Knightley and Joe Wright to re-team for 'Anna Karenina'?

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According to The Playlist, Keira Knightley & Joe Wright May Reteam On New Tom Stoppard-Penned Version Of ‘Anna Karenina’
But today brings news that another version is in the work, from a fairly prestigious team. Baz Bamigboye reports that Working Title has been developing a new adaptation, written by the great playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, and that a script’s due before Christmas. The studio’s favorite son, Joe Wright (”Pride & Prejudice,” “Atonement”) is attached to the new version, and in the spring, the director’s likely to make a decision as to whether to direct this, or the dark Abi Morgan-scripted take on “The Little Mermaid” announced earlier in the year.

But according to Working Title head honcho Tim Bevan, this one’s looking like the front-runner, telling Bamigboye that “I’m not saying I’ve made up my mind, but there’s something about Anna Karenina, Tom Stoppard and Joe Wright that sounds right.” Furthermore, and it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone, considering their working history, but it appears that Keira Knightley is ‘top of the list’ to play Anna in Wright’s version.

While she still engenders an enormous amount of hate from some quarters, Knightley’s going from strength-to-strength as an actor, and much of her best work has been done with Wright, particularly in her Oscar-nominated turn inPride & Prejudice,” so it’s a natural fit. Unless Knightley signs on to her rumored role in “The Dark Knight Rises,” or Noah Baumbach‘s “The Emperor’s Childrengets moving (and that was meant to shoot this summer so may be dead now), she’s also got a clear slate in 2011, should Wright’s version move forward. Read full article!
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Also, speaking of Keira Knightley in a lot of casting news rumors lately...the latest one is that Keira along with Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, and Rachel Weisz were (4 of the 6 actresses) all shortlisted to be in the new Batman movie! ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ To Feature Catwoman? Christopher Nolan Seeking Love Interest & Villain, but there's one that's at least confirmed Keira Knightley, Elisabeth Moss to Star in Ian Rickson's Revival of The Children's Hour Starting January 22!

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