Outsource has ‘Great Expectations’

Shingle gets all North American rights to Mike Newell's Dickens pic

Outsource Media Group has acquired all North American rights Mike Newell’s “Great Expectations.”

Deal was announced Saturday at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, where the pic is screening.

Film, a retelling of the Charles Dickens story, stars Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine, and Holliday Grainger and was produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley.

Outsource Media Group said it will seek North American distribution partners to pair with its print and advertising fund.

The film was partially financed by Hart/Lunsford Pictures and Unison Films, which then sold the North American rights to Outsource Media Group. The balance of the financing came from BBC Films, the BFI Film Fund and Lipsync Prods.

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