Helena Bonham Carter boards Newell’s “Great Expectations”


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Helena Bonham Carter will team with director Mike Newell (“Donnie Brasco,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral”) for an adaptation of “Great Expectations.”

The oft-adapted Dickens novel will return to the screen courtesy of BBC Films, which made the announcement this morning in Cannes, according to the AP.

“Expectations” was one of several titles revealed by the studio. The others include kid-lit adaptations of “Peter Pan in Scarlet” and “Swallows and Amazons,” as well as new features by filmmakers James Marsh (“Man On Wire”) and Lone Scherfig (“An Education”).

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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