Paramount Pictures have released the trailer for the highly anticipated film release Mr Pip.
Set against the backdrop of civil war in Bougainville, the film 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 tale of Mr Pip reveals that on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences. The film also stars Healsville Joel, Eka Darville and Kerry Fox.
Mr Pip opens in NZ cinemas on October 3.
Watch the trailer for Mr Pip