Yea, I know its been done before, but I’m a sucker for Great Expectations. I’ve read the book three times, twice for school and once about six months ago. I’m always up for a new adaptations because the truth is, it’s still never been done right.
The latest adaptation comes from director Mike Newell. Filming began on October 10th, 2011 and the cast is just fantastic here. It stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as Pip, Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, and Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, with Robbie Coltran, Sally Hawkins and Jason Flemying. Plus, the gorgeous Holliday Grainger of Borgias fame plays Estella — That young woman is so beautiful.
The film will make its World Premiere at TIFF next month, and no distributors have signed on just yet. The synopsis always varies depending on the film. The book is just to long to properly adapt , but here goes: Orphan Pip rises from humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class-ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new status to pursue Estella, a beautiful, heartless heiress he’s always loved. The shocking truth behind his fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.
But, if you’ve read the book and know the material you don’t care what I have to write about all of this. Here are the new images from the film. Like you, the first question for me when it comes to adaptations is, how do the characters look?
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