“The Personal History of David Copperfield,” with Dev Patel as the titular character, will open the BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 2. The new take on Charles Dickens’ classic tale comes from Armando Iannucci and stars Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse and Gwendoline Christie, many of whom will grace the red carpet at the gala screening at the Odeon Leicester Square, the movie’s European premiere.
Iannucci’s credits “Veep” and “The Death of Stalin.” An avowed Dickens fan, he adapted “David Copperfield” with his frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell.
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“It’s a huge thrill and honor to be asked to open the fantastic BFI London Film Festival,” Iannucci said. “‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ is a film...