Sherlock Holmes’s Benedict Cumberbatch For Anna Karenina

Benedict-Cumberbatch-300x210Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who last appeared in 2007’s Atonement, will again star alongside Keira Knightly in an upcoming adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina.

Director Joe Wright, of Pride and Prejudice fame, confirmed Cumberbatch in an interview with Playlist magazine. Also starring are Kelly McDonald, Aaron Johnson and Jude Law.

Anna Karenina was first adapted for the screen in 1967, in soviet Russia, and again in 1997, starring Sean Bean.