'Great Expectations' Happened Again, and Here's How It Looks This Time

September 18, 2013


Though this is the latest of so many trailers to give away the entire plot within two-and-a-half minutes, in the case of this latest Great Expectations adaptation, it's probably fair to expect that there shouldn't be much to spoil in the story. The Dickens tale was published over 150 years ago, and it's since been filmed six times and brought to television another handful. This seventh iteration, even, will already be familiar to many, as it came out almost a year ago in its native UK. But if you've ever wanted to see the story again told by Prince of Persia and Mona Lisa Smile director Mike Newell--now with Jeremy Irvine, Ralph Fiennes, Holliday Grainger, the gauzy spectre of Helena Bonham Carter, and a distinctly "made by BBC" feel--you'll get your chance in the US next month. Here's what it looks like this time:

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