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At the Toronto Film Festival, Anna Karenina premiered and Keira Knightley got the chance to speak about the movie and her reason for choosing to sign on to reboot Jack Ryan.
Knightley told Collider that after she did Anna Karenina she realized there was death in each of the films she did. As a result that motivated her to do more positive films like Jack Ryan.
She explains, “I thought, ‘I think I’d quite like to do something that’s just entertainment’—not just entertainment, but entertainment in that kind of Hollywood sort of run-around, explosions [vein]. I’ve always loved thrillers; thrillers are incredibly difficult to do which is why there’s so few of them made now, and [the Jack Ryan films] have always been really good thrillers, so I sort of fancied that.”
The drama used an unorthodox promotional tool in the summer by releasing a six minutes from the film for everyone to watch. The clip features narration from director Joe Wright and an intense exchange between Knightley and Taylor Johnson where she declares her desire for him to change.You can watch the clip below brought to you by The Playlist.
The film is based on the novel written by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. The story takes place in late 19th century Russia where Anna Karenina, played by Keira Knightley, indulges in a life-altering affair with Count Vronsky, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Besides Knightley and Johnson, the film also features performances from Jude Law and Kelly MacDonald. Wright previously worked with Knightley on Pride and Prejudice and Atonement.
Anna Karenina will be released around the country November 16.