Screen Junkies » Great Expectations http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Let’s Expect To See Ralph Fiennes In Mike Newell’s ‘Great Expectations’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lets-expect-to-see-ralph-fiennes-in-mike-newells-great-expectations/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lets-expect-to-see-ralph-fiennes-in-mike-newells-great-expectations/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:32:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208301 If it doesn't work out with him, just get Gary Oldman.

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With Hollywood having not realized that she starred in the Platinum Dunes remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street, Rooney Mara has become a hot property. So hot in fact that she’s having trouble scheduling her numerous projects. Mara has dropped out of Mike Newell‘s adaptation of the Charles Dickens joint Great Expectations. And though she’s gone, casting is still trucking ahead.

Ralph Fiennes has been approached to play the mysterious escaped convict Magwitch who helps Jeremy Irvine‘s orphan Pip. Shooting is slated to begin this fall in order to be released by 2012 to time with Charles Dickens’ bicentennial. Although, I don’t see what the rush is. The bicentennial fans could easily go out and rent one of the 573,000 adaptations already in existence. (via The Playlist)

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Helena Bonham Carter And Jeremy Irvine In Talks For ‘Great Expectations’ – Guess Who Would Play Who http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/helena-bonham-carter-and-jeremy-irvine-in-talks-for-great-expectations-guess-who-would-play-who/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/helena-bonham-carter-and-jeremy-irvine-in-talks-for-great-expectations-guess-who-would-play-who/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:28:47 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207054 Dickens is back, baby!

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Author Charles Dickens is apparently dining with the right Hollywood producers, since not only is his novel Great Expectations featuring prominently in the upcoming Mr. Pip, but it’s getting turned into a movie on its own as well. And the filmmakers (including director Mike Newell) are reportedly trying to get two ringers to play two of the main characters: Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) to play the lead character of Pip, and Helena Bonham Carter to play, who else, the creepy old lady Miss Havisham.

If we’re going to have another Great Expectations movie, and it’s been a while, so I guess we’re due for one, these casting choices seem pretty solid, especially Carter as Miss Havisham. So I hope these ideas go through – you might say I have great expectations for these two to be cast in the movie. You might say that. (Variety)

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Mike Newell Might Direct ‘Great Expectations’, And There Will Be A Quiz http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-newell-might-direct-great-expectations-and-there-will-be-a-quiz/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-newell-might-direct-great-expectations-and-there-will-be-a-quiz/#comments Thu, 03 Feb 2011 18:20:57 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24432 Mike Newell is in talks to work on a "fresh and new" movie adaptation of 'Great Expectations.'

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Charles Dickens is one of the most beloved writers to ever put ink to page — you probably remember him from high school. Well, all those copies of one of his greatest novels Great Expectations are about to become obsolete, because Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco, Prince of Persia) is in talks to work on a “fresh and new” movie adaptation. The script was written by David Nicholls, who also said this about the project:

“[N]eedless to say David Lean’s classic version casts a long shadow, but I’m confident that we’ve come up with a new take on the wonderful material, something that feels fresh and new while still being largely faithful to the book.”

Maybe this exciting modern version of Great Expectations could be called Great Textpectations since kids love texting and portmanteaus. (via The Playlist)

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