The project is a reimagined take on Charles Dickens’ novel starring Dev Patel as the title character. Fox Searchlight is planning a 2020 theatrical release for the film after it makes its premiere on Sept. 5 at the Toronto International Film Festival and later at the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 2.
“The Personal History of David Copperfield” is the story of a man whose rogue spirit carries him through a colorful life of poverty and opulence. The film follows David, a burgeoning young writer, from orphaned infancy to adulthood as he befriends a collection of eccentric characters on a journey of love, acceptance and self-discovery in Victorian England. While the film is set in Victorian England, the story has been modernized and