Director Joe Wright Talks About “Anna Karenina”  


Director Joe Wright is a good storyteller. From “Pride and Prejudice” to “Hanna,” he evokes emotion through visuals and expressive use of audio (remember the typewriter sound effects in “Atonement?”). The director is back, and reteams with his “Atonement” muse, Keira Knightley, for the fantastic romantic drama, “Anna Karenina.” In this interview:

What made him want to use the movable set pieces
How his set became part of the character ensemble
What made him want to do a big screen version of one of the greatest stories of all time?
How the film, like the book, left us all hanging
The realization of the character Levin
The many faces of love
The film’s resonating line – will you die for love – will Joe Wright die for love?
The anti-heroine in all of us




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Domhnall Gleeson Talks About “Anna Karenina” 


I’ve always been a fan of Domhnall Gleeson since I saw him as Bill Weasley in the “Harry Potter” films. Besides appearing in the films about our favorite boy wizard, Domhnall has also starred in films like “True Grit” and “Dredd 3D.” In “Anna Karenina,” opening in select theaters on Friday, Nov. 16th, Gleeson stars as Levin, a memorable character which Domhnall dives into. By the way, it’s been widely reported that the character of Levin was author Leo Tolstoy’s homage to himself.

In this interview, we talked about:

Mr. Bill Weasley is all grown up
How did he get interested in playing Levin?
My favorite scene in the movie with him
How did he prepare for the role?
Working with the movable set
All the dancing in the film
The many faces of love
The film’s resonating line – will you die for love – will Domhnall Gleeson die for love?
What’s next for Domhnall Gleeson?
I said goodbye to him saying “bye ginger” because he referenced that work in the beginning of our interview




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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talks About “Anna Karenina”  


In a short time that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has graced us with his performances in “Kick-Ass,” “Nowhere Boy,” “Savages,” and “Albert Nobbs,” he has proven that he is an actor to watch. Taylor-Johnson has a knack for stealing scenes including his new work as Vronsky in the romantic drama “Anna Karenina.”
I sat down with the actor to talk about:

What attracted him to the role of Vronsky
His love for taking risky roles
The subtext and metaphor of the movie
The film’s moving set pieces
The film’s resonating line – will you die for love – will Aaron Taylor-Johnson die for love?
He teases us a bit on “Kick-Ass 2”




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Matthew Macfadyen Talks About “Anna Karenina” 


The last time I spoke with Mr. Matthew was for Universal’s “Frost/Nixon,” and that was four years ago! So I was looking forward to sitting down with him for the new period drama, “Anna Karenina,” starring Keira Knightley in the title role.

In the film, Macfadyen plays Oblonsky, a civil servant and Anna’s brother. Macfadyen embodies the role of the man about town to a T. In this interview we talked about:

His role as a catalyst to pull us into the movie
The theme of love of “Anna Karenina”
What attracted him to starring in the movie?
“Anna Karenina’s” post-modernism
The film’s dazzling audio and visual work
How did he prepare for the role?
The film’s resonating line – will you die for love – will Matthew Macfadyen die for love?




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Who's Directing the "MacGyver" Movie? 


Back in 2009, we've been trumpeting the big-screen version of "MacGyver." Well, it took 3 years, but the project is finally getting off the ground. We hope.

According to THR, New Line is in talks with James Wan to direct the film version based on the 1980s TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson as a resourceful detective who could assemble anything out of everyday objects to save his booty.

Wan, is of course, the creator of "Saw" and was behind 2010's "Insidious." The "MacGyver" script is written by Jason Richman ("Bangkok Dangerous") and the revisions were made by Brian and Mark Gunn.

And "MacGyver" fans, don't worry, the film will not be turned into a slasher flick. There's a strong indication that the movie version will not be a comedy either, but instead, a nail-biting thriller that puts the Angus MacGyver character front and center.

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