Even Greater Expectations?
Over at the knowledge online, they have just reported that Stephen Knight is reteaming with Tom Hardy for an adaptation of another Dickens classic, Great Expectations this time…
Steven Knight and Tom Hardy are set to collaborate on a second Dickens classic, Great Expectations, for BBC One.
The adaptation follows last year’s A Christmas Carol, and will once again be penned by Knight.
Knight (pictured, right) will also executive produce Great Expectations as a 6 x 60, alongside Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W. Zucker, Kate Crowe and Mona Qureshi for the BBC – the team behind A Christmas Carol – with Marina Brackenbury as co-executive producer.
Great Expectations will be produced by FX Productions in association with the BBC, Scott Free and Hardy Son & Baker.
Great Expectations is the coming-of-age story of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Dickens first released it in a series of weekly chapters, beginning in December 1860, before it was published as a novel.
Knight said: “Adapting Dickens’ work is a delight. I chose Great Expectations as the next work to bring to the screen not just because of the timeless characters, but also because of the very timely story.
“A story of class mobility and class intransigence, told through an intensely emotional and personal first-person narrative. As the son of a blacksmith myself, Pip’s journey from the forge into society is a very special one to me.”