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The CW has Great Expectations!

The network has given a script order for a modern-day reimagining of the classic Charles Dickens novel to be executive-produced by Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, has confirmed.

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Expectations tells the story of a small-town girl with dreams of making it in the city. She quickly becomes disillusioned by the harsh reality of living in San Francisco until her fortunes unexpectedly turns thanks to an anonymous benefactor.

Lethal Weapon 4 producer J. Mills Goodloe will write and executive-produce alongside Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Meghan Lyvers and Evelyn O'Neill.