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New film of Anna Karenina shot in London

The new film of Anna Karenina, which gets its UK premiere in Leicester Square, was shot largely in and around London.

It is based on a Russian novel of epic proportions, written by Leo Tolstoy and set towards the beginning of the Russian revolution.

Our reporter Liz Wickham has been talking to Keira Knightley and Jude Law, who star as Anna and her husband.

Anna Karenina movie clips courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Tina Turner Musical

Emi Wokoma, star of Soul Sister Credit: ITN

London Tonight talks to Emi Wokoma, the star of Soul Sister. The musical which opens at the Savoy Strand theatre tells the story of Tina and Ike Turner.

Soul Sister is about to make its debut on the West End stage. The show about Tina Turner, started at the Hackney Empire for a three-week run and was so popular it is moving to the West End. It opens this Thursday at the Savoy Theatre.


Kasabian prepare for Reading in Brixton

Tom and Serge from Kasabian talk to Lucrezia Millarini ahead of their Reading warm-up gig at the Brixton Academy tonight. Credit: ITN

Kasabian, the band who's song 'Fire' was played at Olympic venues throughout the Games, are in Brixton today ahead of their gig at the Academy this evening.

Our entertainment correspondent Lucreiza Millarini has been to meet them. Watch her report on London Tonight at 18:00.

'Total Recall' to premier in London this evening

Makers of the new film "Total Recall" might be hoping that you won't remember the original - the1990 version starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This latest Hollywood re-make stars Colin Farrell as a factory worker who may be a spy or a double agent , if he can work out which side he's supposed to be on.

The film has its London premiere this evening. The following preview is suitable for those aged 12 and over.

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