International Trailer for Great Expectations Starring Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter
08.14.12 by BJSprecher
One of the greatest coming-of-age stories in English literature, Great Expectations, is once again getting the big screen treatment, this time at the hands of Mike Newell, director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Newell has brought along Harry Potter alums Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter to play Magwitch and Miss Havisham, with Jeremy Irvine as Pip, the poor orphan who becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor, and Holiday Granger as Pip's eternal love and tormenter, Estella. The movie does not yet have a U.S. distribution deal, but from the looks of the elegant, moody international trailer that was just released, it should have no problem getting picked up after it debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
The screenplay adaptation of Great Expectations was written by David Nicholls (Much Ado About Nothing). Jason Flemying and another Harry Potter alum, Robbie Coltrane, also star.