First Look: Jeremy Irvine as Pip in Mike Newell's 'Great Expectations'
Just last week we got or first look at Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham with a couple of haunting photos from the forthcoming adaptation of Charles Dicken's classic novel Great Expectations from director Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Mona Lisa Smile). Now we have our first look at Jeremy Irvine (who will certainly break out in War Horse next month) as the main character of an orphan named Pip in a story that spans 30 years of his life as he encounters a peculiar cast of characters like an escaped convict named Magwitch (Ralph Fiennes) and a reclusive woman named Miss Havisham.
Here's the photo of Jeremy Irvine as Pip in Great Expectations courtesy of Empire:
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 story sees the orphaned Pip (Jeremy Irvine) given a fortune by a mysterious benefactor, who he suspects is the eccentric Miss Havisham (Helena Bonham Carter). But he's less concerned with who's behind the gift, administered by lawyer Jaggers (Robbie Coltrane) and more concerned with wooing Miss Havisham's man-eating ward Estella (Holliday Grainger). No release date has been set.