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Laurie to play Mr. Pip

Apr 14, 2011 | 10:15am EDT

The Brit will play an ambitious Charles Dickens-loving teacher trying to open a school on the war-torn South Pacific island of Bougainville.

Jones' novel was among those shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize.

Shrek director Andrew Adamson will start shooting the film in New Zealand next month (May11).

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