Leo Tolstoy – The Last Station and Sony Pictures

For all the international history buffs out there, there is a movie for us all titled The Last Station. The movie is based on the novel by Jay Parini “The Last Station” and is a German-Russian directorial collaboration. The story details the last years of novelist Leo Tolstoy’s life. Starring Chrsitopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti and James McAvoy.

Some of you may ask, so what is the big deal? Well, for the historians out there it may be, for the novelists it will be and for the curious newbees, Leo Tolstoy had great impact throughout history with his writings, the most famous being War and Peace. He had an interesting way of interpreting religion, he often voiced his concerns to world leaders about their views on war. And at the end of his life he struggled with the question of what purpose a wealthy man life served among the common ones.

Anyway, according to Variety, Sony Pictures Classic has picked up the North and Latin American rights to the film. Release date has not yet been determined and of course we are not sure to what extent it would open either. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed.

I am impressed however with the still shots. I am also hopeful that the movie is tastefully done and accurately time lined. Stay tuned.

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