Mike Newell’s adaptation of Great Expectations will be closing this year’s BFI London Film Festival, bringing a fantastic cast to the big screen with its leading cast of Jeremy Irvine as the young Pip, alongside Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Helena Bonham Carter as the formidable Miss Havisham, and Holliday Grainger as Estella.
We saw the first poster for the film earlier this month, following the UK trailer just after its TIFF debut a few weeks ago, and now a new clip of Fiennes as a remarkably transformed Magwitch has debuted on MSN.
“Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.
This adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic and finest novel is directed by Mike Newell, produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, and written by acclaimed screenwriter and novelist David Nicholls.”
Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) is behind the camera, directing from a script by novelist/screenwriter David Nicholls (Starter for 10, One Day), who of course adapts the classic novel by Charles Dickens, with Jason Flemyng, Ewen Bremner, Sally Hawkins, and David Walliams completing the cast alongside the leading quartet.
Great Expectations will be released in the UK and Ireland on 30th November. Still no word yet on a release in the US, but here’s to hoping it will be following swiftly after. For now, here’s the latest clip from the promising adaptation. Enjoy.