Keira Knightley won out against several other actresses for one of her next roles. Knightley stars in 'Anna Karenina,' an adaptation of the Tolstoy novel that was released this month.
Director Joe Wright's adaptation of Russian classic Anna Karenina' is scheduled for release Nov. 9.
With P. D. James' new book 'Death Comes to Pemberley,' Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice' is getting another makeover. In James's story, it's six years after the end of the original book, and Elizabeth and Darcy's idyllic life is turned upside down when Lizzy's sister Lydia shows up claiming that her husband, George Wickham, has been murdered. But James' novel is hardly the first to revive the classic. Since its publication in 1813, Austen's most famous novel has had enduring popularity, inspiring everything from movie adaptations to a satire that adds zombies. Here are a few of the most memorable 'P&P' incarnations over the years.
David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method' is a talky period piece about Freud and Jung refining their psychoanalytical approaches, with a romantic interest played by Keira Knightley thrown in.
It's called the American Civil War, but it was much more British than most people think.