Dev Patel to star in Armando Iannuci's adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dev Patel, known for the Academy Award nominated Lion, and Armando Iannucci, who directed The Death of Stalin, have large expectations to fulfill.

FP Staff February 15, 2018 13:04:45 IST
Dev Patel to star in Armando Iannuci's adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dev Patel is all set to star in the big screen adaptation of Charles Dickens’ celebrated literary work The Personal History of David Copperfield, as reported by Variety.

Dev Patel to star in Armando Iannucis adaptation of Charles Dickens The Personal History of David Copperfield

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The movie developed along with Film Nation will be directed and produced by Armando Iannucci, the creator of the Emmy winning series Veep, on a script penned by Simon Blackwell. The collaboration between Iannucci and Blackwell had previously delivered the Academy Award nominated 2009 script of In the Loop.

The film is said to be a modern take on the Dickens’ character David Copperfield, modeled after the author himself, chronicling the journey from an impoverished childhood to becoming a famous author. The book is considered one of the finest works in the literary cannon of English writing, with Virginia Woolf exalting The Personal History of David Copperfield as “the most perfect of all the Dickens novel”.

Dev Patel, who notched a recent high in his acting career with the Academy Award nominated Lion, and Iannucci, who directed the 2017 film The Death of Stalin, have large expectations to fulfill with this ambitious new project. Patel’s other notable credits include The Man Who Knew InfinityThe Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelChappie and Slumdog Millionaire.

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