14 November 2012 10:42 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Yes, "Anna Karenina," Leo Tolstoy's beloved mega-novel of love and revolution, is being adapted once again (by our count this is the twelfth big-screen version), this time by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard and big-time director Joe Wright. Here, Keira Knightley stars in the title role, with Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Kelly Macdonald tagging along for support. So is there anything new and fresh that can be brought to this property, or will you be having violent flashbacks of falling asleep in your Russian literature class in college? Below, we happily give you the answer. Pro: It's Drop-Dead Gorgeous The first thing you should know about this version of "Anna Karenina" is that it looks like a play. Wright, taken with the theatrical nature of the material (and the potentially cost-prohibitive nature of the story's scope), decided to set the film on a stage, literally (almost the »

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