Anna Karenina: Jude Law on Iconic Novel & Spice of Life

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Dating back to Christmas 2011, Jude Law has had one amazing year. He began the 12-month period in the blockbuster Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and then followed it up with an out-of-the-box turn in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. Now, he's back on the screen to close out the year in director Joe Wright’s ambitious capturing of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley in the lead role.

“Secreting the essence from that kind of big book takes incredible intellect and skill,” Law said. The actor is clearly impressed with Wright’s ability to bring an iconic novel to life. “It’s a version of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina that’s even more unique than Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina!”

Movie Fanatic caught up with Law for an exclusive video interview to talk about the difficult task of bringing an iconic book to the silver screen and we get him to open up about the fantastic year that was. “To me, that’s one of the blessings of the job that you can choose to do stuff differently every time you work,” Law said. “It keeps you challenged and fresh. Being a little fearful of that challenge is always a good sign.”

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