Jeremy Irvine, who will soon be seen on the big screen in Steven Speilberg's War Horse, will lead a new film adaptation of Charles Dicken's Great Expectations, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He will join a cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Sally Hawkins (Mrs. Warren's Profession on Broadway), Robbie Coltrane, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng, Tamzin Outhwaite, David Walliams and Holliday Grainger. Filming will begin in the UK on October 10.
Directed by Mike Newell and adpated by David Nicholls, he independent film is being produced by Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen of Number 9 Films and by David Faigenblum.
One of Dicken's classics, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip and his ascention in society and pursuit of the heiress Estella at the hand of a benefactor.
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