First Great Expectations Trailer

The first trailer for the new Great Expectations trailer has appeared. The film is set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. It is due for release in the UK and Germany this autumn, which explains the German subtitles in the trailer.

This newest adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic is directed by Mike Newell who previously directed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The trailer gives us the first glimpse of Helena Bonham Carter taking on the role of the infamous Miss Havisham. The film also features War Horse star Jeremy Irvine as Pip, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Holliday Grainger as Estella and Robbie Coltrane as Mr. Jagger.

What do you think after seeing Helena Bonham Carter in action as Miss. Havisham? Do you think this adaptation is bringing anything new to the table or was Great Expectations best left alone?

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