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First Look at Helena Bonham Carter in Newell's ‘Great Expectations’

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November 4, 2011
Source: Deadline

Great Expectations First Look

No, this isn't our first look at a secret live-action adaptation of the stop-motion animated film The Corpse Bride from director Tim Burton. However, these first couple photos featuring Helena Bonham Carter in full wardrobe for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Four Weddings and a Funeral director Mike Newell's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations. The British actress is playing Miss Havisham, a character who's a bit of a witch (though not quite as terrible as Bellatrix Lestrange) in the story following an orphan named Pip (Jeremy Irvine) over thirty years of his life. See the photos below!

Here are the photos of Helena Bonham Carter in Great Expectations via Deadline:

Great Expectations - First Look 1

Great Expectations - First Look 2

This new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations comes from director Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Mona Lisa Smile) working from a script by Rowan Joffe (The American). The tale follows the story of an orphan named Pip (Jeremy Irvine) across 30 years of his life as he encounters a peculiar cast of characters such as an escaped convict named Magwitch (Ralph Fiennes) and a reclusive shrew of a woman named Miss Havisham (Helena Bonham Carter) who has an adopted daughter names Estella who catches Pip's eye and heart. Filming is underway with no release date set yet.

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  • Jennie
    You mean Jeremy Irvine, not Jeremy Irons. I totally just went, "Wait, what?!" when I read this.
  • Nathan
    Is the 1998 version outdated already?
    • Marcus
      The 1998 version was modern.. this is a time period. A classic novel like Great Expectations is meant to be remade from time to time.
  • ... the article said Jeremy Irons??? xD Anyway you already corrected it, but it sounded hilarious... BTW, Helena Bonham Carte looks lovely, but I still got a warm place in my heart for the Alfonzo Cuarón version... P.S. Come to think of it, both directors made one Harry Potter films each... maybe in a cuple of years David Yates will do hiw own version???
  • Anonymous
    Who is playing Estella?
    • Anonymous
      the one who came out in the late harry potter films and todd sweeny

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