Shooting will begin on Mike Newell’s Great Expectations on Oct 10 in the UK.

Sally Hawkins, Ewen Bremner, Tamzin Outhwaite and David Walliams have joined the all star British cast of Mike Newell’s Great Expectations, which starts shooting in the UK on Oct 10.

They will star alongside War Horse star Jeremy Irvine who will play Pip, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Robbie Coltrane as lawyer Jaggers and Screen Star of Tomorrow Holiday Grainger as Estella.

Shooting will take place for 10 weeks in the UK.

One Day writer David Nicholls has adapted the classic Dickens’ novel for the big screen. Stephen Woolley and Elizabeth Karlsen are producing for Number 9 Films, together with David Faigenblum of Ulti-Media.

The feature, not to be confused with the BBC TV adaptation of Great Expectations also in production, is backed by BBC Films, the BFI Film Fund and US based Ulti-Media Group.

HanWay Films is handling worldwide sales and the film has already been sold in the UK to Lionsgate Films, in Germany to Senator and in Australia to Universal.