Literary adaptations are always a hot item in the fall season when more serious films come out to play, and that's no different in 2012. With "Les Miserables" (based on a book, turned into a stage musical and now a movie), "Anna Karenina" and "Life of Pi" all expected to make big waves in the coming months, one more film will be hoping to earn some attention….at least on the festival circuit.
Mike Newell's take on Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" makes its world premiere at TIFF in September, and the first international trailer for the movie has dropped, giving a rather substantial peek at what's in store. Featuring a pretty strong cast with veterans Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane starring alongside rising talents like Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger, the David Nicholls-penned film will hopefully do something to make it stand out from the countless versions that have come before. Certainly, the strong ensemble is a good way to start, and while it looks compelling, we'll see if it's one worthy of distinction soon enough.
There is no stateside distributor for this yet, but it will open in the U.K. on November 30th. Watch below.