Lionsgate Scores UK Rights To Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ — Cannes

Deadline | 5/10/2018 | Andreas Wiseman
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Lionsgate has pre-bought UK rights to Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield. Dev Patel will star as Copperfield in the update of Charles’ Dickens classic novel, alongside Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar.

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Kevin - Loader - Iannucci - Feature - FilmNation

Kevin Loader and Iannucci produce the feature, which was developed with FilmNation. Veep creator Iannucci wrote the script with Simon Blackwell (In The Loop). Shoot is expected to begin in June in the UK. FilmNation is handling sales and co-reps US with UTA Independent Film Group.

Dickens’ classic chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world, from his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his...
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