More join Joe Wright's Anna Karenina adaptation

Joe Wright's Anna Karenina has added several more quality actors to its already promising line-up.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams and Andrea Riseborough have joined the adaptation of Tolstoy's epic novel.

They'll join Keira Knightley (who has the title role) as well as already-cast thesps Jude Law, Aaron Johnson and Saoirse Ronan.

Knightley and Law are playing the unhappily-married Karenins, while Johnson is playing hunky soldier Vronsky, with whom Anna engages in an ill-fated affair.

Macfadyen (who starred as Mr Darcy in Wright's Pride & Prejudice ) will play Anna's brother, Stiva Oblonsky, and Boardwalk Empire 's Macdonald will play his wife Dolly.

Williams (who starred in Wright's Hanna ) will play Vronsky's mother, and Riseborough will play Anna's society friend Princess Betsy.

Ronan, who has had two of her best roles in Wright's Atonement and Hanna , is expected to play Dolly's sister Kitty.

Harry Potter enthusiasts will be keen to know that Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) has landed the pivotal role of Kostya Levin.

Wright is returning to period pictures after genre detours The Soloist and Hanna . After effortlessly adapting Pride… , we're confident he'll be able to adapt Tolstoy's weighty, character-heavy tome.

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.