Steven Knight And Tom Hardy Working On Great Expectations Adaptation

Steven Knight, Tom Hardy

by James White |
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Steven Knight and Tom Hardy clearly enjoy collaborating, because they've worked together on several shows and films. They're back together behind the scenes for a second Charles Dickens adaptation, this time Great Expectations.

Knight will produce the miniseries alongside Hardy, Ridley Scott, Dean Baker, David W Zucker and Kate Crowe, and it'll be shown on the Beeb in the UK and FX in the US, as with Christmas Carol.

"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," Knight tells Deadline. "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."

The coming-of-age tale has been adapted many times, including movies in 1998, 1946, and 2012, and a TV version in 2011.

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