It’s the day of Dev Patel! After the grim fantasy of
As you can see, the gorgeous trailer promises is a lively adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale of the life and times of the titular young man. Often seen as Dickens’ masterpiece, the story sprawls decades and follows David Copperfield as he traverses life as a loved child, a lonely orphan, and eventually a famed author. Starring a veritable who’s who of British talent the film features Dev Patel, Gwendoline Christie, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, and Benedict Wong.
The official Searchlight Pictures description teases the impressive roster of behind the scenes talent along with a little hint at what the story of David Copperfield entails.
The Personal History of David Copperfieldre-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers—giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Emmy® winners and Oscar® nominees Armando Iannucci ( In The Loop, The Death of Stalin, HBO’S Veep) and Simon Blackwell ( In The Loop, HBO’S Succession) lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England.”
We’re huge fans of Iannucci here and the idea of seeing him team up with
With five star reviews and a cast that any blockbuster would be wildly jealous of,