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Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is getting a TV adaptation

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is getting a TV adaptation

British production company Expectation has announced they are adapting Leo Tolstoy's 1878 epic Anna Karenina

Gweneth Hughes is developing the adaptation alongside Expectation. She's best known for writing The Girl, a 2012 HBC/BBC movie about Alfred Hitchcock's obsession with Tippi Hendren. She also adapted William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair for TV, as well as a two-part drama titled Honour - so it's safe to say she's a good fit for this lengthy story. 

Originally published in monthly installmants via The Russian MessengerAnna Karenina is a lengthy story about the titular character having an affair with a Russian cavalry officer, alienating them from Saint Petersburg social circles. The story has been adapted many times, with the most recent one staring Kiera Knightley and Jude Law in 2012. 

Further details - such as who will be star in the production - have yet to come, but from the looks of things so far, those who love their Russian dramas won't be disappointed.