- Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Watson, Michelle Dockery, Olivia Williams, Holliday Grainger, Eros Vlahos, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alexandra Roach, Alicia Vikander, Bill Skarsgård, Raphaël Personnaz, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Guro Nagelhus Schia, Emerald Fennell, Kenneth Collard, Hera Hilmar, Kostas Katsikis, Buffy Davis, Max Bennett, Kyle Soller, Claire Greenway
- Director: Joe Wright
- Writers: Tom Stoppard, Leo Tolstoy
- Producer: Tim Bevan
- Co Producers: Alexander Dostal, Alexandra Ferguson
- Art Directions: Thomas Brown, Nick Gottschalk, Niall Moroney, Tom Still
- Castings: Dixie Chassay, Jina Jay
- Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran
- D.O.P.: Seamus McGarvey
- Editor: Melanie Oliver
- Makeups: Candy Alderson, Jennie Cooper, Roo Maurice
- Music: Dario Marianelli
- Production Design: Sarah Greenwood
- Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Surrey, England; Kizhi, Russia
- MPAA Warning: Some sexuality and violence
- Production Budget: $50 million
- Production Companies: Studio Canal, Working Title Films
- Production Schedule: 29 September 2011 - March 2012
2012 Guide Analysis: "After two contemporary-set features, British filmmaker Joe Wright returns to the realm of acclaimed literature adaptations with this cinematic take on Tolstoy's most famous work (sorry "War and Peace" lovers) which follows a married woman in late-19th-century Russian high-society who becomes a social outcast when she has an affair with an aristocrat.
Throw in his "Pride and Prejudice" and "Atonement" leading lady Keira Knightley, a script by Tom Stoppard ("Shakespeare in Love," "Brazil," "Empire of the Sun"), and a likely late 2012 release - this looks certain to be set up as a major end of year contender. The question is, even if it's critically praised, will it be good enough to be an awards heavyweight - something this year's stellar "Jane Eyre" adaptation sadly failed to achieve."