TRAILER ONE OF THE MOMENT: HUGH LAURIE IN MR PIP

It’s been a while since I did some trailer posting but there have been so many of them lately and so many of them have been very mediocre but finally, in the last two days I have seen two trailers, both polar opposites in genres and as I had no film reviews to post thought I would share the trailers. This one is quite shhhhhh and has not been mentioned much, if at all, and I am wondering if it will be really bad, or no one knows yet so they are keeping it quiet until it gets an overseas test run. But, for me, Hugh Laurie and Dickens is a perfect match. I am actually so interested in this one I am thinking of obtaining the book. Anyways – enjoy! On 7 November, Paramount will be releasing the anticipated new film Mr. Pip from New Zealand director Andrew Adamson. Lloyd Jones wrote 11 versions of the novel originally setting it on an unnamed Pacific island. The novel was ultimately set against the backdrop of the civil war on Bougainville Island during the early 1990s.

 

Hugh Laurie, Eka Darville, Florence Korokoro,  Andrew Adamson, Charles Dickens, Lloyd Jones, Great Expectations, Trailer Release, Healsville Joel, Eka Darville, Kerry Fox, Robin Scholes, Tim Finn
MR PIP – THE TRAILER

 

Directed, written and produced by Academy Award-nominated director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia), Mr. Pip is based on Lloyd Jones’ seminal novel (MISTER PIP) which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  The film was shot on location in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Set against the backdrop of civil war in Bougainville, Mr. Pip stars Hugh Laurie (House) as the enigmatic teacher Mr. Watts who reads to his pupils from Charles Dickens’  “Great Expectations”.  Matilda, a 14-year-old student played by newcomer Xzannjah, is transported by her imagination and the world of Dickens, becoming transfixed by the characters and Mr. Watts’ interpretation of the story.  The film also stars Healsville Joel, Eka Darville and Kerry Fox. Mr. Pip is a wonderful tale of the imaginative power of story and reveals that on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences. The film is produced by Robin Scholes (Once Were Warriors), music is by Tim Finn, Costume Design by Academy Award winner Ngila Dickson (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), and Production Design by Academy Award winner Grant Major (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King).