Anna Karenina: Variety: Eye on the Oscars for Best Picture

Variety mentions some comments made by the producers of Anna Karenina, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner & Paul Webster.  Here's an interesting one:

DOMINO EFFECT: "Keira came on first, then Matthew Macfadyen and Jude Law followed quickly. Because of the momentum, we were fortunately able to get our pick of British actors who, for their stature, did quite small roles."