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Dev Patel to star in Armando Iannucci’s next based on Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield

February 15th, 2018 | by vBollywood Author
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Charles Dickens’ The Personal History of David Copperfield is going to be recreated on screen with Lion actor Dev Patel playing the lead role. It will be written and directed by Emmy-winning Veep creator Armando Iannucci, reports Variety.

Charles Dickens’ autobiographical character of Copperfield was about the journey of a successful author. The feature is being developed on a script by Ianucci and Simon Blackwell. Ianucci will also be producing the film with Kevin Loader.

Iannucci and Blackwell have previously also collaborated on the script for 2009’s In the Loop which also received a nod at the Academy Awards. On the other hand, Patel’s directorial debut, a short film titled Home Shopper, was recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival while he is presently working on Michael Winterbottom’s drama The Wedding Guest as well. e had been largely quiet after his Oscar nominated role in 2016’s Lion.

Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield has been adapted on the silver screen quite a few times, the most recent one being in 2000 by Peter Medak in his movie by the same name. The film starred Hugh Dancy, Paul Bettany and Sally Field in the lead roles. BBC has also released a number of TV series based on the classic previously.

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