From last year’s Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights to this year’s Les Miserables and Anna Karenina, we’re seeing a regular flux of classic European literature arrive on screens and perhaps one of the more overlooked features in a new update on Great Expectations. Mike Newell, going back to more safe territory after his big-budget blockbuster Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, has helmed the Charles Dickens adaptation and we’ve got the first trailer today.
Clocking in at about three minutes, this extended international look features a look at Jeremy Irvine’s first major role post-War Horse. When it comes to the stately production aspect, Newell can certainly pull it off after having a hand in the Harry Potter universe, as he re-teams with Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. The trailer gives off a bit of a dry tone, but it looks like he is staying close to the book compared to Alfonso Cuarón and David Lean‘s versions. Also starring Robbie Coltrane and Holliday Grainger, the film will premiere at Toronto and one can see the trailer below via The Playlist.
TIFF kicks off on September 6th, while Great Expectations arrives into UK theaters on November 30th with no US distribution thus far.
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