A new clip from Mike Newell‘s Great Expectations has gone online. The upcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens‘ novel stars Jeremy Irvine as Pip, a young man who comes into a fortune, but whose heart is continually broken by Estella (Holliday Grainger), who was taught to do so by her pathetic mother Miss Haversham (Helena Bonham Carter). In this clip, we see an uneasy reunion between Pip and the escaped convict, Magwitch (Ralph Fiennes). Like the trailer, this clip makes me wonder what Newell is doing to make his adaptation of Great Expectation standout other than hire talented actors to play the parts.
Clip via Empire.
Here’s the synopsis:
Based on the Charles Dickens classic. 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