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Anna Karenina

Ever since the 2007 release of "Atonement," we've been dying to see Keira Knightley and director Joe Wright work together again. The two have teamed up on both that film and "Pride & Prejudice," but it's their next project that looks like it will really take their partnership to the next level.

As part of our Fall Movie Preview Week, we can present to you an exclusive new look at Knightley and Wright's adaptation of "Anna Karenina." Considering the way in which Leo Tolstoy's eponymous novel plays out, we doubt main characters Anna Karenina (Knightley) and Vronsky (Aaron Johnson) will look this happy for much longer. So enjoy those smiles while you can, fans of Knightey and Wright, because the story is likely to get much more somber soon after this.

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This Must Be The Place

With Fall Movie Preview Week winding to a close, we'd like to introduce you to one of the quirkier movies on our list: "This Must Be The Place."

The Sean Penn film first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, but is only now getting a wide release thanks to The Weinstein Company. And, yes, that is Penn that you see in the above exclusive image we have from the film. He plays an aging rocker named Cheyenne who, after his estranged father passes away, goes on a journey to fulfill his dad's lifelong dream: to find the Nazi who tormented him during the Holocaust. As you can likely expect, this is a side of Penn that we've never seen before.

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Hotel Trans

By Bryant Gilmore

One of the perks of our Fall Movie Preview here at MTV News is that we get our hands on exclusive movie pics that we get to share with you, and this time it's from "Hotel Transylvania"! The photo shows Murray the Mummy (voiced by none other than the incomparable Cee-Lo Green), rocking out appropriately so, with a guitar in his hands, glowing green eyes burning bright with delight, and a joyful grin on his mouth. It sort makes us wonder what kind of supernatural hijinks they get into at the Trans.

"Hotel Transylvania," produced by Adam Sandler and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky ("Samurai Jack," "Dexter's Laboratory," "The Powerpuff Girls") tells the story of Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, as the owner and operator of a no-tell, ho-tel that caters to an exclusive clientele. Basically, anything that you ever thought was under your bed or hiding in your closet gets the five-star treatment at Drac's place.

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Never has plagiarism been so...hot.

"The Words," which made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Bradley Cooper as a frustrated writer who stumbles upon a long-lost manuscript and publishes it as his own, earning raves as the literary world's next big thing. And, as part of our continuing, week-long look at the movies we're excited about this fall, MTV News had gotten its hand on an exclusive clip from the literary thriller.

Warning: You might need to use the nearest novel to fan yourself off.

The beautiful Zoe Saldana plays Cooper's love interest in the film, and let's just say she's more distraction than muse as the writer attempts to put the finishing touches on "his" manuscript. (But really, who could blame her? Or him?)

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"Wreck-It Ralph," if nothing else, is all about smashing through stereotypes. John C. Reilly provides the voice of the titular Ralph, a video game villain who is sick of his bad guy label and sets out to show a different side of himself by invading other realms of the gaming universe.

One such realm is Sugar Rush, a racing game populated by, among others, Vanellope von Schweetz, a nine year-old girl voiced by comedian Sarah Silverman. "All she wants to do is race," Silverman told MTV News about her character, "but they won't let her, because she's a glitch."

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by Bryant Gilmore

When Tim Burton's highly anticipated "Frankenweenie" arrives in theaters on October 5, it will be the culmination of a closely guarded project that Burton felt was necessary to take his time with, as he did with his stop-motion animated classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

MTV News caught up with Burton about "Frankenweenie," a project long in the making, as part of our Fall Movie Preview week. Based on the classic "Frankenstein" tale, Burton's latest centers on a boy who brings his dog back from the dead, leading to all the quirky havoc one expects from a Burton film.

"There were always other characters and kids I wanted to portray," Burton said. "For me, it's like a more pure version of it."

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Sinister

Ethan Hawke isn't exactly the first actor that springs to mind when you're thinking of a lead for a horror movie. The 41-year-old actor has never really starred in a scary movie per se (unless you count "Daybreakers"), and there's a good reason for that.

Until starring in "Sinister," in theaters on October 5, Hawke thought actually making a horror movie would be too frightening of an experience.

Check out two exclusive images from "Sinister" and the rest of our Fall Movie Preview.

Hawke, who's currently in Greece working on the sequel to "Before Sunset" with Richard Linklater, spoke to MTV News for our Fall Movie Preview and shared his old fear of making scary movies.

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Nearly 30 years after Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and C. Thomas Howell took up arms against invading Soviet troops, a whole new crop of Hollywood's Pretty Young Things will fend off an equally formidable foe in the upcoming remake of "Red Dawn," hitting theaters November 21.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Josh Peck, the film follows a rag-tag group of teens as their town is taken over by North Korean forces. As part of MTV's Fall Movie Preview Week, we've not only snagged an exclusive first-look image from the film, but chatted up Peck about the long-gestating project and its roots in the '80s classic.

Check out exclusive images from "Red Dawn" and the rest of our Fall Movie Preview films.

Production began on the actioner three years ago, long before Hemsworth wielded Thor's hammer or Hutcherson entered the arena as Peeta, and for co-star Peck, the wait for "Red Dawn" to break on the big-screen has been a long one, to say the least.

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Not Fade Away

You know how there are all of these amazingly brilliant shows on TV right now. There's a reason for that. Many would give David Chase, the man behind "The Sopranos," credit for ushering in a golden age of television and allowing for serious, adult shows like "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "Game of Thrones" to exist.

This fall, Chase will unveil his first film, "Not Fade Away," the only thing he's produced since Journey played "The Sopranos" out in 2007. MTV News spoke with Chase for our Fall Movie Preview about his film, which tells the story of a young band of musicians during the 1960s, and why the music at the heart the movie is so important to him.

Check out exclusive images from "Not Fade Away" and the rest of our Fall Movie Preview films.

Why is this the story you tell for your first film?
I just love the music from the period. I always consider myself lucky to have been at a certain age when that music came out, the first British invasion. I love working with that music. One of my favorite things about working on 'The Sopranos' was doing the music for it. Selfishly, I wanted to continue that by doing a movie that had a lot of music in it. Just being alive back then and how important music became to people back then. It played a central role in everyone's life, radio and pop music, maybe more than today. Although, I really can't say.

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Frankie Go Boom

When the clock ticks down on "3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom" this fall, actor Ron Perlman will show off his more feminine side — quite literally, in fact.

Perlman appears opposite fellow "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam in director Jordan Roberts' comedy as Phyllis, an ex-con computer hacker who went by the name Phil before undergoing a sex change. And it's not just surface details that changed when Phil became Phyllis, either — to hear Perlman tell it, it's the whole shebang.

"Phil is now really, truly Phyllis," Perlman told MTV News in an interview for our Fall Movie Preview week. "She's true transgender, had the operation, all of the plumbing has been rearranged. You do the math."

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