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Anna Karenina Trailer: Keira Knightley’s Russian Razzle-Dazzle

Your Wednesday afternoon just got significantly more glamorous: The trailer has debuted for Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, and a beautifully costumed and fur-hatted Keira Knightley is giving some serious face in every single shot. Adapted from the Tolstoy classic, Wright has taken an unusual approach to the material, setting the entire story within one location, a theater. But don't expect some sort of Brechtian minimalism here: The trailer nearly explodes with glitz and opulence, like a high-budget Knightley fashion ad come to life. Holy moly! The incredibly art-directed gauntlet has been thrown down, Baz Luhrmann.