Hugh Laurie Becomes 'Mister Pip'

Andrew Adamson will direct this adaptation of Lloyd Jones' novel about the last white man left on the war-torn island of Papua New Guinea.

Hugh Laurie will star in Mister Pip for Andrew Adamson
Hugh Laurie will star in Mister Pip for Andrew Adamson
House M.D. star Hugh Laurie is taking on a new theatrical project entitled Mister Pip for director Andrew Adamson.

The story is adapted from the Lloyd Jones novel which centers on Mr. Watts (Hugh Laurie), the last white man left in the embattled town of Bougainville, which sits on the island of Papua New Guinea. He opens a school in town, where he reads his favorite novel Charles Dickens' Great Expectations to the children. The book mirrors the troubled lives of the children, and Mr. Watts forms a bond with the young students.

Andrew Adamson will direct from his own adapted screenplay. Andrew Adamson is also producing along with Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, and Robin Scholes.

Production will start next month in New Zealand.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (5)

  1. Vinoth R

    Hugh Laurie 4 Life!

    3 years agoby @vinoth-rFlag

  2. Worth5Bucks

    Who's favorite book is Great Expectations though? That's an awful book

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  3. Worth5Bucks

    i love hugh laurie!

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  4. skywise

    awesome, i cant wait to see what controversy this stirs up.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag