Watch: UK Trailer for Mike Newell's Adaptation of 'Great Expectations'

September 17, 2012
Source: Empire

Great Expectations

The first trailer for Mike Newell's adaptation of Great Expectations came from overseas just last month, but now a new UK trailer has arrived for the film version of Charles Dickens' classic novel. The film follows Jeremy Irvine as Pip, a young orphan who is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s high society as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella (Holliday Grainger), a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane also star in this promising adaptation.

Here's a new UK trailer for Mike Newell's Great Expectations from Empire:

An outstanding roster of British acting talent bring Charles Dickens' universe to life in this magnificent new screen version of the classic novel from director Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mona Lisa Smile, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Love in the Time of Cholera, Prince of Persia). The story involves a humble orphan, played by Jeremy Irvine, who suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. The screenplay, adapted from Charles Dickens' classic novel, was written by David Nicholls, author of the book One Day and its adaptation, as well as Starter for 10 and When Did You Last See Your Father?. This premiered at the Toronto Film Fest this month, but does not have a US release yet.

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Why did dat old lady not eat dat cake?

DAVIDPD on Sep 17, 2012


Such a fun story. I love it when it gets all happy. I'd say the version with Gillian Anderson's worth a watch. It only came out last year.

Carpola on Sep 17, 2012

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