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Today we have poster and 47 hi-res photos from the upcoming adaptation of Great Expectations!
The newest version stars Helena Bonham Carter as the infamous Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) as Biddy, Robbie Coltrane as Mr. Jaggers and newcomer Jeremy Irvine, fresh from his lead role in Spielberg’s War Horse, as Pip.
Charles Dickens‘ classic centers on the character of Pip, a young boy of meager means who nevertheless befriends a creepy old rich lady named Miss Havisham, falls in love with her beautiful but twisted young ward Estella (Holliday Grainger), and eventually becomes a young gentleman with a bursting pocketbook and a wealth of potential due to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor (identity withheld).
The Mike Newell-directed film does not yet have a release date.
Here’s the synopsis for Great Expectations
Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from »
- Allan Ford
A number of well known faces appeared around Austin Film Festival this year. While some stars walked the red carpet for movies such as It's a Disaster, Silver Linings Playbook and Jayne Mansfield's Car, others happily wandered around the festival, sat in panels and watched movies. Fortunately we had a couple of intrepid photographers covering the Aff red carpet events who captured some lovely photos for those of you who happened not to inadvertantly sit next to James Franco -- pictured above before the screening of Francophrenia -- or his General Hospital co-star Steve Burton. Many thanks again to Molly Dinkins and Dick De Jong for the photos below.
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- Jette Kernion
Last week saw the release of The Avengers here in the UK, the year’s biggest film to date, and the third-highest-grossing film of all time. Naturally, it was a pretty good week – somewhat marred, however, by the fact that the UK edition has a violent scene edited and Joss Whedon’s commentary track omitted.
Needless to say, I’ll be importing my copy from the Us sometime in the future, after its release there tomorrow. (It also means I’ll have the proper title – ‘The Avengers’ – on the cover, and not just ‘Avengers Assemble’, a name which I refuse to use, because ‘The Avengers’ is just way cooler.)
This week is just as big a week all round, with Whedon returning to the home entertainment market in the form of The Cabin in the Woods, along with the equally-praised Indonesian action film, The Raid, and many more excellent films. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Film fans enduring the typically murky stereoscopy of Dredd 3D in UK cinemas may also experience a sense of deja vu about its plot, which traps beleaguered law enforcement agents in a tower block run by vicious drug-dealing criminals, from which they must attempt to escape with their lives. A strikingly similar scenario underpins Gareth Huw Evans's altogether superior martial-arts thriller The Raid (2011, Momentum, 18), though any comparison between the two ends there. For while Dredd galumphs its heavy booted, bombastic way around the screen, The Raid is altogether lighter on its feet, reminding us of the close comparison between martial arts movies and highly choreographed musicals, both of which have the unmistakeable physicality of acrobatic human interaction at their heart.
Incongruously directed in Indonesia by Welshman Evans, The Raid plays its »
- Mark Kermode
Fresh from screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, a new trailer has been released for Mike Newell's (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic Great Expectations, along with two clips from the film, which you can view below.
Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley (Made in Dagenham, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, The Crying Game), the film has been adapted for the screen by David Nicholls and stars Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Holliday Grainger (Bel Ami), Robbie Coltrane (Brave), Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class), Sally Hawkins (Jane Eyre), David Walliams (Little Britain) and Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting).
"Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, »
Set to close the London Film Festival, Mike Newell’s Great Expecations is looking more and more fabulous with each passing piece of marketing material. We’ve just been sent the UK trailer for the movie along with a new images of Jeremy Irvine who plays Pip in the movie. We recently caught up up with Irvine at the premiere of his other new movie ‘Now is Good’ whcih you can see here.
Great Expecations stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng, Sally Hawkins, Tamzin Outhwaite, David Walliams and will be on general release 30th November.
Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. »
- David Sztypuljak
There is a certain strain of mid-budgeted British comedy -- films like "Calendar Girls," "Made In Dagenham," "Greenfingers," "The Full Monty" etc. -- that generally tends to find an audience on both sides of the ocean, makes a modest profit, and then lands on specialty cable where it lives on in reruns forever. They all have the easily recognizable stock characters, follow a famililar arc and culminate in manufactured emotion designed to make you feel good. And while it's hard to fault a film for being exactly what it sets out to be and nothing more, there is something almost offensive about how inoffensive the template guiding "Song For Marion" is. Terrence Stamp stars as Arthur, who is grumpy and irascible for no discernible reason other than he is Old. He's improbably married to the very sweet Marion (Vanessa Redgrave), who loves him rough edges and all, but is Dying From Cancer. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Charles Dickens' classic coming-of-age novel Great Expectations has been adapted for stage and screen many times over the past century - and now Harry Potter director Mike Newell is bringing it to a new generation of viewers.
Newell, whose directing credits include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Four Weddings and a Funeral, has assembled an all-star cast led by Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Jeremy Irvine as Pip and Holliday Grainger as Estella.
The film has its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow. Two clips and a set of images have been released and are included here.
This latest production has been adapted for the screen by David Nicholls, »
- David Bentley
Rosamund Pike (An Education, Johnny English Reborn, Clash Of The Titans) and Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Last Station, The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus) have joined the cast of director Peter Chelsom.s upcoming drama comedy Hector And The Search For Happiness in which Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol, Paul) will play the lead. The announcement was made by producers Judy Tossell of Egoli Tossell Film (The Last Station, Carlos, Black Death) and Christine Haebler of Screen Siren Pictures (Hard Core Logo, Daydream Nation, Foreverland). The Solution Entertainment Group (.The Solution.) is handling international rights to the film and will be selling to buyers in Toronto; United Talent Agency are representing Us rights.
Adapted for the screen from the bestselling novel of the same name by François Lelord, the film is a German/Canadian co-production produced by Egoli Tossell Film and Screen Siren Pictures currently in pre-production »
- Michelle McCue
After announcing earlier in the week that this year’s BFI London Film Festival opening night film will be Frankenweenie, they’ve now announced that the closing night film will be Mike Newell’s anticipated adaptation of Great Expectations.
Newell’s adaptation will be making its world premiere the Toronto International Film Festival on 11th September, and will then make its European debut here in London on Sunday, 21st October, before its UK-wide release at the end of November.
Jeremy Irvine stars as the young Pip, and is joined by a stellar cast headed up by Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams, and Ewen Bremner.
Newell, whose credits include the classic Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is directing a script penned by the best-selling novelist/screenwriter David Nicholls (Starter for 10, »
- Kenji Lloyd
In breaking news this morning we have just heard that Mike Newell’s Great Expectations is set to close the 2012 BFI London Film Festival, and at the same time make its European premiere. We saw the film a couple of weeks ago and you’ll get our views on it as soon as we are allowed to unleash the review on the site. The flick, which stars a sea of British talent including Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes and Jeremy Irvine, will screen as the curtain falls on the 56th Lff on Sunday 21st October.
Director Newell said: “It’s a great honour to be invited to be the BFI London Film Festival’s Closing Night film. I’m proud that our new version of Great Expectations should be presented this year, the bi-centenary of Dickens’ birth. I’ve tried to make a film that is true to the theatrical vividness, »
- Paul Heath
'I had to snog Heather Graham once – that was pretty cool'
Jaime Winstone, 27, was raised in north London and Essex, by parents Elaine McCausland and the actor Ray Winstone. She was cast in the film Bullet Boy in 2004 and two years later appeared in Noel Clarke's Kidulthood. In 2010 she was in the award-winning film Made In Dagenham and appeared in the BBC drama Five Daughters. Earlier this year she played the lead in Elfie Hopkins, a film she produced.
When were you happiest?
At work, doing what I do best.
What is your greatest fear?
Losing the people I love.
What is your earliest memory?
Dancing around in my nappy to Girls On Film by Duran Duran.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My Nanny Frances, my mum's mum.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I put myself under immense pressure.
What is »
- Rosanna Greenstreet
Blockbuster season may be drawing slowly to a close but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a couple of big hitters out there hoping to make a dent in the Box Office chart.
In the meantime, The Dark Knight Rises continue to rake in the coins and it still looks set to match and possibly surpass Avengers Assemble’s total gross. Seth Macfarlane’s comedy Ted still stands at the top of the chart however after a second strong week. Macfarlane’s comedy has done pretty darn well in its opening fortnight, taking in a whopping £17million thus far. When one considers that The Hangover had only taken around £7million at this point, it emphasises how well Ted has performed in this time where franchises and sequels seem to rule all.
Overall it’s been a fairly slow few weeks at the cinema and the draw of the »
- Rob Keeling
Four Weddings and a Funeral has set the precedent for the romantic comedy of wedding bell errors. Unfortunately, all other wedding-themed films are often judged critically by comparison.
As much as Made In Dagenham director Nigel Cole’s The Wedding Video is different in its ‘caught on camera’, fly-on-the-wall approach, the end result should be a same with the ‘rom’ and the ‘com’ in equal abundance. The comedy is there – and side-splittingly funny in a unique British sense at times, but the romance is a little lacking, like a dafter episode of Peep Show for the immature keeping nuptials at bay.
Raif (Rufus Hound) is back from travelling to attend his older brother Tim’s (Robert Webb) wedding, but not before he carries out his Best Man duties. Armed with a camera, eternal prankster Raif decides to make a ‘warts-and-all’ wedding video for the happy couple, soon discovering that the »
- Lisa Giles-Keddie
Reuniting the writer and director of Calendar Girls The Wedding Video is a mockumentary take on the traditional wedding rom-com genre, with a lot of the film being shot by Rufus Hound, making his feature acting debut for Nigel Cole’s latest film.
He appears as the wayward Raif, brother to Robert Webb’s Tim whose nuptials he plans to film and give to the new bride and groom as a present. Things, as you would expect, do not go to plan.
Last September I visited Basildon Park in West Berkshire as it played host to a series of small but significant social disasters caught on camera by Raif and others and there was the hectic air familiar to both movie sets and wedding ceremonies.
I sat down with the writer Tim Firth in a small room housing several back staircases one could imagine playing host to an unending procession of staff and caterers. »
- Jon Lyus
Last week saw a great handful of international releases make their way onto our shelves, with Shion Sono’s Himizu and David and Stéphane Foenkinos’ Delicacy topping the list. And this week brings us another excellent set of international films for our enjoyment, along with a handful of classics getting the HD treatment.
We’ve also been enjoying the special Blu-ray Steelbook releases from Play.com over the past few months, in tandem with Universal’s 100th Anniversary, and now Paramount are entering the fray with two titles of their own getting a Steelbook re-packaging, for their own Centenary celebrations.
My picks of the week:
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Acclaimed and best-selling Norweign writer Jo Nesbø has had a very successful year, with not one »
- Kenji Lloyd
The World’s End, the culmination of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy (a series that previously brought us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz), will centre on a group of friends who attempt to repeat an intrepid pub crawl they did years ago.
Edgar Wright will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Pegg. Filming is due to start in the UK next month.
Source: Daily Mail
The post Rosamund Pike Joins The World’s End appeared first on HeyUGuys - UK Movie / Film Blog for News / Reviews / Interviews. »
- Jamie Neish
Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls, Made in Dagenham) returns behind the camera once more this summer with The Wedding Video, a new British comedy led by Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher), Robert Webb (Peep Show), and Rufus Hound (Hounded).
The film will be released in the UK next Friday, and now Entertainment Film Distributors have debuted three new clips, following the first trailer that landed a few weeks back.
“Raif (Hound), a shambolic oaf with a unique sense of humour, is asked to be his brother Tim’s (Webb) best man when he marries Saskia (Punch).
To Raif’s surprise, he finds his once-bohemian brother is marrying into Cheshire’s most socially aspirant family. Saskia’s grandmother, Patricia (Miriam Margolyes) would give Hyacinth Bucket a run for her money and mum Alex (Harriet Walker) has successfully married into life in the ‘Cheshire Set’ — the English ‘Beverley Hills’. Raif’s present to the »
- Kenji Lloyd
British acting legend Bob Hoskins has brought the curtain down on his career today, announcing his retirement from the screen in order to spend time with his family after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. A statement issued on his behalf reads “Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.”
Beginning his career in the late 1960s, Hoskins enjoyed a number of film and television roles throughout the next decade including Dennis Potter’s 1978 BBC miniseries Pennies from Heaven, before his big feature film »
Bob Hoskins is to retire from acting following a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease last autumn, it was announced on Wednesday. A statement, issued on Hoskins' behalf, said:
"He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career."
It continued: "Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."
Hoskins, one of Britain's best-loved actors, known for his gruff bonhomie and diminutive size, has been working consistenly for more than 30 years. He first found fame on the small screen in Dennis Potter's Pennies from Heaven, and then in cinemas as a London gangster-turned-businessman in The Long Good Friday (1980). Hopkins had leading roles in Brazil (1985), Mona Lisa (1986), Mermaids (1990), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? »
- Catherine Shoard
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