Great Expectations - starring Helena Bonham Carter, David Walliams and Ralph Fiennes - has been chosen to close this year's London Film Festival, organisers have announced.
The story of the orphan Pip, the heiress Estella, the mysterious Miss Havisham and the convict Magwitch has been filmed many times - most famously by David Lean in 1946.
The new version of the Dickens' classic will close the festival on Sunday October 21, with its European premiere.
The movie's director Mike Newell, whose films include Four Weddings And A Funeral, said it was "a great honour" to be chosen.
He said: "I'm proud that our new version of Great Expectations should be presented this year, the bi-centenary of Dickens' birth.
"I've tried to make a film that is true to the theatrical vividness, energetic characters and high colour that he is loved for, while mining the deep seams of emotional cruelty and madness that underlie one of Dickens' darkest-shadowed stories.
"I've tried to make a film for a young modern audience in which Pip and Estella's fated love affair is shown through feelings and stresses that are of today and in a city that was, then, full of brawling energy, was unimaginably wealthy and very bad."
The cast also includes Robbie Coltrane, Ewen Bremner and Tamzin Outhwaite.
The event, formally known as the 56th BFI London Film Festival, will open with the European premiere of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie.