Hugh Laurie Is 'Mr. Pip', Whatever That Means
"Mr. Watts [is] the last white man left on the war-torn island of Bougainville. Asked to open a school there, he reads the kids his favorite novel, Great Expectations. He bonds with the children over the book, which sheds some perspective on their own difficult lives."
I've often said that I would watch Hugh Laurie read the phone book, so I guess him reading Great Expectations would be an upgrade from that. (Deadline)