Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Acquired By Fox Searchlight Ahead of Tiff

Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired the North American rights to “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” the next film from “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, the studio announced on Thursday.

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
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