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First International Trailer for Mike Newell's Dark Take on 'Great Expectations'

August 14, 2012 (7:38 am) GMT
The gritty trailer shows a complicated romance between orphan Pip and heartless heiress Estella in a version that stays true to the original Charles Dickens classic tale.

Mike Newell's version of "" has got its first international trailer available for viewing pleasure. Jam-packed with dark-toned scenes, the sneak peek gives a look at how Newell manages to keep the period drama movie firmly rooted in the 1860s, as described in the original Charles Dickens classic novel.

Tackling the part of orphan Pip is , while plays Estella. Pip rises from humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London's class-ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new status to pursue Estella, a beautiful, heartless heiress he's always loved. The shocking truth behind his fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.

This latest adaptation of "Great Expectations" is also supported by such actors as who plays Magwitch, who portrays Ms. Havisham, and Robbie Coltrane who stars as Mr. Jaggers. The drama is set to grace theaters in the U.K. on November 30, but it still hasn't got a U.S. release date.


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