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    The Real Brad Pitt Chanel Ad Vs. SNL's: Can You Tell the Difference?

    Just try to tell them apart. Brad Pitt’s recently unveiled commercial for Chanel No. 5 is so loaded with high-flown, nonsensical language that it out-parodies itself without any help from satirists. But SNL’s Taram Killam offers a very funny take on the commercial anyway, which incl...

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor Will Play Patrice Lumumba In Aimé Césaire's 'A Season In The Congo' At Young Vic

    Chiwetel Ejiofor is returning to his stage roots next summer, when he'll play the Congolese nationalist hero Patrice Lumumba, in poet and political activist Aimé Césaire's play, A Season in the Congo, at the Old Vic in London, next summer.

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    Watch: Chanel No. 5 Ad Starring Brad Pitt, Directed By Joe Wright

    With Joe Wright coming off the magnificently theatrical "Anna Karenina," you would think that the folks over at Chanel might want him to do something that requires more than turning on a camera and pointing it at Brad Pitt. Guess not. The fashion company has unleashed the new spot for thei...

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    'Anna Karenina' Director Joe Wright Could Direct 'The Secret Life Of Houdini'

    The great escape artist and magician Harry Houdini was all the rage earlier this year. DreamWorks acquired a Houdini-centered spec script from “Changeling” writer J. Michael Straczynski called “Voices From The Dead,” Sony enlisted the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" filmmaker Francis Lawr...

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    Joe Wright Says He Wanted To Work With Keira Knightley Again & "Challenge" The Conventions Of Naturalism In The Stylized 'Anna Karenina'

    Near the eleventh hour of pre-production, while director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Hanna”) was preparing to shoot his adaptation of “Anna Karenina,” it became clear that the budget was going to be an issue -- plans to shoot on location were causing the film’s budget to double in cost. As such, Wrigh...

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    3 New 'Anna Karenina' TV Spots Showcase Theatrical Elements, Director Joe Wright To Make Stage Debut In London In February

    Aside from the now-infamous tracking shots within his films, it’s gradually getting harder to place where director Joe Wright will head next. Historical drama has been his wheelhouse, yes, but after the art-house action of “Hanna” dazzled with ingenuity and skill, it seems he’s ready to display his ...

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    'Anna Karenina' Early Review: Visually Splendid, Audacious, Swoony Epic Romance Heads for Oscars

    The startling new adaptation of Tolstoy’s great novel "Anna Karenina," with Keira Knightley in the title role, is . as visually splendid as any studio epic, even if it plays with audience expectations of what lavish looks like. It’s a respectable adaptation of a huge story, encompassing a wealth of ...

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    'Anna Karenina' Through the Film Ages

    Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" (November 16) looks to be a highly original take on the Leo Tolstoy classic, but it's certainly not the first time (or even the 10th) that the Russian romance has been adapted for the big screen. Below, a compare-and-contrast of six film versions.

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    Toronto Preview: New Images for 'Anna Karenina'; 'Les Miz' Won't Make Fall Fests

    Working Title, Keira Knightley and Joe Wright have done well together so far with the period Oscar contenders "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement." But the director and star don't always do as well apart with more contemporary material--see Knightley's "London Bou...

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    New Images From Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina' Starring Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson & More

    This fall will see director Joe Wright seemingly return to the comfort zone of lit adaptations with Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," which reunites him with his "Atonement" star Keira Knightley in the titular role. Another period drama you ask? Not quite. Wright has s...

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