Hugh Laurie is set to appear in the Andrew Adamnson-directed adaptation of the novel Mister Pip. Honestly, it doesn’t have much going for it: it’s an adaptation of a book. It’s about a white guy teaching some troubled ethnic youth's about the hardships of life. It’s being made by the guy who directed Shrek and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. And honestly, Hugh Laurie is a mark against the film as well. I highly doubt he’ll be as charmingly funny as he was in A Bit of Fry and Laurie nor will he be as bitingly cynical as he is in House. And he reads Great Expectations to the kids! That book is boring enough to read on its own, how much better can it be to have it read to you in a movie? I’ll go ahead and answer that one for you: it won’t be!