Best known for playing the brusque, candid Dr. Gregory House on the his medical drama “House,” Hugh Laurie shows a softer side in the forthcoming “Mr. Pip.” The adaptation of the best-selling novel by Lloyd Jones is coming to American cinemas, and today we have an exclusive clip from the movie.
Directed by Andrew Adamson (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Shrek“), and co-starring newcomer Xzannjah Matsi, the film tells the story of Mr. Watts, an Englishman in the tropical village in Bougainville, who reads “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens to the children of the island, transporting their imaginations to a different world, all while a civil war draws closer. In the scene below, Mr. Watts introduces himself to his class, and lays out his modest hopes of sharing with them what knowledge he has.
The winner of New Zealand Film & TV Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, “Mr. Pip” opens in limited release and on VOD on November 7th. Watch below.