Adamson, the Oscar-nominated writer-director behind Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia, is directing from his own script, adapting the original award-winning novel by Lloyd Jones.
“Living under the shadow of the Papa New Guinean civil war, an eccentric schoolteacher (Hugh Laurie) forms a unique bond with a young girl (Xzannjah) over their shared love for Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, in director Andrew Adamson’s (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia) lusciously beautiful adaptation of the award-winning novel by Lloyd Jones.”
Starring alongside Laurie will be newcomer Xzannjah, with Kerry Fox starring as Laurie’s wife, Mrs. Watts.
Mr. Pip will be making its debut at Toronto early next month, and though there’s no word yet on when we can look forward to a release, the anticipation is naturally very high for the film, and we’re hoping it will be quickly snapped up at the festival and earn international distribution. For now, take a look at these three new images, and as usual, you can click to enlarge.