Spoiler Alert! If you don't know the story this trailer shows off quite a bit of the story line revealing some of the "secrets" toward the end that are usually considered part of the whole mystery.
The cast include:
Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham
Jeremy Irvine as Pip
Holliday Grainger as Estella (with red hair??? and she looks older somehow)
Ralph Fiennes as Abel Magwitch
Robbie Coltrane as Mr. Jaggers (who seems to be rather round and jolly looking, very odd)
Jason Flemyng as Joe Gargery
Ben Lloyd Hughes as Bentley Drummel (shown dancing with Estella)
Olly Alexander as Herbert Pocket
Also not shown in trailer:
Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Joe
Jessie Cave as Biddy (her character was left out of BBC Great Expectations 2011)
Ewen Bremner as Wemmick
David Walliams as Uncle Pumblechook
My First Reactions: The costumes look rather dark and echo more of the edgy Regency styles used in Vanity Fair (2004) with the high collars and hairstyles that stand fiercely coiffed (Estella with the braid over her forehead looking a bit like Mrs. Merdle in Little Dorrit!). The scenery is quite dark, dirty and often cluttered but it is rather Dickensian looking. Hopefully the music in the trailer is not part of the soundtrack, it's a bit over the top really. Looks like they'll be using more of the facts from the book and more dialog from the book (though it seems watered down a bit). It looks interesting but not sure fans will be altogether pleased with it.
Release date is set for November 30, 2012 in the UK and Ireland. December in Germany. I can't find any word yet about when it might be released in the USA.
I do really like this last quite from the trailer even though it seems to be a paraphrase from the book: