Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley (Made in Dagenham, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, The Crying Game), the film has been adapted for the screen by David Nicholls and stars Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Holliday Grainger (Bel Ami), Robbie Coltrane (Brave), Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class), Sally Hawkins (Jane Eyre), David Walliams (Little Britain) and Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting).
"Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear."
CLIP ONE: Pip (Jeremy Irvine) and Magwitch (Ralph Fiennes):
CLIP TWO: Pip (Jeremy Irvine) and Estella (Holliday Granger) share a kiss:
Great Expectations will serve as the closing night film of the 56th BFI London Festival ahead of a UK release on November 30th.