I didn’t even realize there was another Great Expectations adaptation in the works. How do you top Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth’s Paltrow’s interpretation! That was just 14 years ago, too, and we’re already rebooting Charles’ Dickens classic. GOD.
The new version comes from Mike Newell, the fella behind Donnie Brasco (yay!), Prince of Persia (boo!) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (meh!). It stars Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter, who is looking awfully Helena Bonham Carter-y, in the trailer, as well as Holiday Grainger, who is very, very lovely to look at, although she ultimately wasn’t enough to keep me watching The Borgias past the second episode of the second season.
Here’s the international trailer for Great Expectations.