Hugh Laurie is set to play a lead role in the adaptation of the Lloyd Jones novel Mr. Pip , Variety is reporting. Andrew Adamson is attached to both write and direct the film version.

Laurie will play Mr. Watts, a schoolteacher whose student finds an imaginary friend in the character of Pip from “Great Expectations”. The official description of the novel is as follows:

On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, where the teachers have fled with most everyone else, only one white man chooses to stay behind: the eccentric Mr. Watts, object of much curiosity and scorn, who sweeps out the ruined schoolhouse and begins to read to the children each day from Charles Dickens’s classic ‘Great Expectations’.

So begins this rare, original story about the abiding…

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