The Toronto International Film Festival schedule was announced earlier today. Jude’s movie “Anna Karenina” will screen at the festival and will have it’s premiere September 7. Jude is expected to attend according to the official press release.
Friday September 7
Visa Screening Room (Elgin)
Saturday September 8
Theatre 12:15 PM
Jude Law has revealed that he was drawn to his new movie 360 because of its multicultural and multilingual aspect.
The British star plays Michael Daly, a businessman in a hollow marriage, who the audience first encounter when he’s waiting to meet an escort. His decision to remain faithful to his wife sparks a series of events which ripple around the globe via Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix, before eventually returning, 360 degrees, to where the chain began.
Jude, 39, who co-stars with Rachel Weisz, said: “I was excited about being in something with multiple languages, and it’s very much about humans being humans and trying to do the right thing.
“Yet it’s in all these different languages, and I got to meet all these wonderful actors from around the world.”
He added: “Something Fernando [Meirelles, the director] said to me before I started, which really warmed me to this project, was that everyone in it is trying to do the right thing.
“Michael is a normal, regular, flawed human being. There’s nothing particularly special or spectacular about him. He’s just a regular Joe. He’s working hard but at the same time kind of missing his life. He wants to do right by his family and do right by himself.”
:: 360 is released in cinemas on Friday, August 10.
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Keira Knightley felt sorry for Jude Law after he was made to wear an unflattering wig for their period drama “Anna Karenina,” calling his transformation “the worst.”
The actor was fitted with a hairpiece to make him appear bald for his role as statesman Alexei Karenin, who is 20 years older than his socialite wife, Anna, played by Knightley.
She reveals Law wore a hat away from the set to avoid embarrassment, but insists he looked as handsome as ever when he stepped out of his unbecoming costume.
Knightley tells Harper’s Bazaar magazine, “No wonder he kept that hat on. (The make-up and wig) were the worst. Poor [bleep]. I’d get to the end of the day, take my make-up and wig off, and I’d look [bleep]. He’d take the make-up and wig off and look [bleep] brilliant. And everyone would say, ‘Oh yeah! Good-looking man underneath!’”
I’ve added the Sherlock Holmes 2 category with a bunch of Posters and on set pictures with Robert Downey Jr.
It seems folks are still divided on Joe Wright‘s undeniably audacious take on Leo Tolstoy‘s “Anna Karenina.” After a trailer and a generous six minute clip, some haven’t cottoned to Wright’s approach, while this writer, at least, has fallen for what has been on display so far, something that at least looks like a fresh approach to literary drama tropes. And with the film just over a month away from its U.K. release and festival bow on this side of the ocean, another peek at the movie has arrived.
Focus Features has dropped a new featurette for the film, one that goes behind the scenes of the production, offering up a good amount of new snippets of footage along with interviews with the director and cast. In case you missed out on your lit class in high school or college, “Anna Karenina” is a tragic love story about the titular married Russian aristocrat who causes a scandal when she falls for an army officer outside of her rank and class. Shot mostly on a soundstage utilizing interconnected sets and a unique visual style, Wright suggests that his choice to make it this way reflects the egos of the upper crust that are portrayed in the film. But whether it works or not, we’ll soon see.
Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams, Ruth Wilson, Holliday Grainger and more, the film opens in the U.S. on November 9th. Take a look below.
Toronto International Film Festival announced the first movies as part of their line-up and “Anna Karenina” is selected for the festival. The movie will have it’s international premiere. The festival is held September 6-16.
Anna Karenina Joe Wright, United Kingdom (International Premiere)
The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic love story, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna (Knightley) questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to surround her. Also starring Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.