New Images Of Ralph Fiennes & Helena Bonham Carter In 'Great Expectations'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 2, 2012 10:25 AM
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It's the centenary year of famed author Charles Dickens and he's having a bit of a moment. The writer was dipped into the world of fanboys when Christopher Nolan revealed during press rounds for "The Dark Knight Rises" that "A Tale Of Two Cities" was an influence on the Batman film, while it seems filmmakers are falling over themselves to bring "Great Expectations" to the big screen. Again. Last year, Brit viewers got a miniseries starring Ray Winstone and Gillian Anderson, and now, less than twelve months later, another take on the story is on the way.

Directed by Mike Newell and boasting a pretty solid cast of Ralph Fiennes (who, it should be noted, spent part of the year directing and playing the author himself in "The Invisible Woman"), Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger, can this one stand above the countless adaptations that have come before? Here's the official synopsis: 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.

The film will make its World Premiere at TIFF next month, and no distributors have signed on just yet. And oh yeah, if that's still not enough Dickens for you, also unspooling in Toronto will be "Mr. Pip," a drama about a man who brings together the children of an island community during wartime by reading....you guessed it...."Great Expectations."

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6 Comments

  • JDT1971 | August 3, 2012 9:20 AMReply

    Are there any movie websites that have a high-res quality version of the image of Jeremy Irvine as Pip and Holliday Grainger as Estella?

  • Lyndsay | August 2, 2012 10:20 PMReply

    Oh Helena. She can seriously be beautiful if she was dressed in a fricken banana costume. I love this woman.

  • JDT1971 | August 2, 2012 1:07 PMReply

    At long last, a photo of Holliday Grainger as Estella. I was beginning to think that there were no publicity stills of her in this role. Is there a high-res version of this image?

  • Duddi | August 2, 2012 11:26 AMReply

    i'm really interested on watchin' this... i hope that it would be better than Cuaron's version which was just good but not great, but no matter how it will be one this is for sure "it can't ever reach Lean's level".. which by all means is unreachable :)

  • João | August 2, 2012 10:59 AMReply

    I'm dying to see this!

  • jose | August 3, 2012 3:11 PM

    it looks fantastic!!! Can't wait!! The BBC's Christmas version was AWFULL!! Now we just need to see images of the young Pip and the young Estella who will hopefully be equally amazing!

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