Watch: Latest 'Great Expectations' Adaptation Gets an International Trailer

Holliday Grainger and Jeremy Irvine in Great Expectations
Holliday Grainger and Jeremy Irvine in Great Expectations
Photo: Pathe International

Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September, will be Mike Newell's Great Expectations starring Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins and Holliday Grainger. The latest adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel is still without a domestic distributor, but Pathe has released an international trailer giving us a first look at the 2012 upgrade.

The story, as we all know, follows the little orphan Pip (played by War Horse star Jeremy Irvine) who 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 (Grainger), a beautiful, heartless heiress he's always loved. The shocking truth behind his fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.

Along with the trailer I have seven images from the film which you can check out here. Otherwise, watch the trailer below and let me know what you think in the comments.

  • David

    Did they really use the same music from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy? Sigh. This trailer really does nothing for me.

    • JJL

      It's actually the music from 'The Wolfman', but it featured in the first 'TTTT' trailer.

    • Will

      GOD BLESS YOU. Could not figure out what that music was and why they would have possibly used it in that trailer. Still don't have an answer to that second question.

  • Foggy

    I'd wish they'd stop using the same music for whimsical (slightly) fantasy period films from the UK. Plus, "Director of Goblet of Fire and Writer of One Day" aren't exactly selling points to me.

    Nevertheless, by the end of the trailer, there is very little that really sets it apart from the many many many other adaptations of this novel.

  • Bren

    Jeremy Irvine is just not a good actor.

  • Andrew M

    I love the casting, but this isn't doing that much for me.

  • pd

    Wasn't a fan of the novel, so going in a bit skeptical. The book has been adapted to death, and it might be time for someone to either take it in a completely different direction (a la the Tess of the d'Ubervilles adaption Trishna) or put it to bed once and for all.

  • tubah

    boring. the BBC adaption was the best one, just watched it a few months back as i had a paper on it, very precise!