Leo Tolstoy's epic Anna Karenina gets a big screen adaptation this year in a film written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Joe Wright. Known for his previous work of writing the script of Shakespeare in Love, Tom Stoppard takes on the herculean task of adapting the Russian novel which was written in the 19th century, and is now widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of all time.
The role of Anna Karenina is played by Kiera Knightley. She is joined by a fantastic cast comprising of Jude Law, Kelly Macdonald and Emily Watson among others.
The tale is set in Russia in the 19th century during the rule of the Tsars and it follows the life and loves of the socialite Anna Karenina.
The film comes out in theatres on November 9 this year, after having being released in the UK to positive reviews in September.