Great Expectations (2013)
In U.S. Movie Theaters TBD 2013
The About face: A retelling of the Charles Dickens story about a poor orphan who suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
The Wild side: In an overgrown churchyard, a grizzled convict springs upon an orphan named Pip. The convict terrifies the young boy and threatens to kill him unless Pip helps further his escape. Later, Pip finds himself in the ruined garden where he meets the bitter and crazy Miss Havisham and her foster child Estella, with whom he immediately falls in love. After a secret benefactor gives him a fortune, Pip moves to London, where he cultivates great expectations for a life which would allow him to discard his impoverished beginnings and socialize with the idle upper class. As Pip struggles to become a gentleman and is tormented endlessly by the beautiful Estella, he slowly learns the truth about himself and his illusions.
The Movie facts: The star of the movie, Jeremy Irivine, made a splash in the 2011 Steven Spielberg movie War Horse.
If there was ever a tailor made role for someone it is that of Miss Havisham for the goth-in-real-life Helena Bonham Carter. Expect her to finally WIN an Oscar in 2013 for her role as Miss Havisham.
Toby Irvine, the little brother of Jeremy, plays Little Pip.
Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams, Holliday Grainger, Ewan Bremner, Toby Irvine
Director: Mike Newell
Movie Rating: PG-13 (For violence, language, adult situations)
Two time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter (Wings Of The Dove and The King's Speech) above and below as Miss Havisham in the 2012 adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.