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Trailer: Great Expectations

There have been a lot of adaptations of the Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Great Expectations (I rather liked the one that is currently on Netflix, which stars X-Files’ Gillian Anderson in the best performance of her life), and here we have another starring Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Jeremy Irvine as Pip, and Ralph Feines as Magwitch.  It is directed by Mike Newell and will have a limited release starting November 8.  Here’s the synopsis:

Great Expectations is one of the classic love stories of all time, and touches on all aspects of that thrilling experience. A young boy, lifted from obscure poverty, to be given a glimpse of life as it could be for him. A young girl, taught never to let others into her heart. Together, the possibility of love. Apart, despair.

What young man has never dreamed of discovering that their drab life of work and burden is to be cast aside, in favor of privilege and good fortune. What young person could seize such an opportunity without making enemies as well as friends. What young woman has not turned their face to the sun, and dreamed of its warmth for her heart.

Thanks to Slashfilm for the heads up about the trailer.

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