Synopsis: A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor
Release Date: TBD 2012/2013
Thoughts: Every now and then I become a big ‘ole softie for a sumptuous period piece and this just may be the film I’m looking for (not that the upcoming Anna Karenina wouldn’t fit the bill as well). The umpteenth version of Charles Dickens story doesn’t seem to mess around too much with its source material…at least it doesn’t update it like the tepid late 90’s version with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke. With experienced director Mike Newell at the helm I’m looking forward to taking up residence with Pip and the rest of the immortal characters. Oh…did I mention I’ve never seen any film/television adaptation of the novel? Guess I should get on that.