Armando Iannucci film gears up
Armando Iannucci’s next film as director is gearing up with pre-production underway in the UK.
The Personal History of David Copperfield is a modern-day take on the Dickens classic with Dev Patel (pictured) as the eponymous orphan who makes his way through a chaotic world.
Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Rosalind Eleazar and Morfydd Clark round out the cast.
Iannucci wrote the screenplay with Simon Blackwell – the pair has collaborated several times before on projects including political satires Veep, In the Loop and The Thick of It. Iannucci and Kevin Loader produce.
Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for more details on The Personal History of David Copperfield including the line producer, DoP, production designer, production co-ordinator and location manager. Shoot dates are also listed on the site.
Armando Iannucci photo via Getty Images/WireImage/C Flanigan.
Dev Patel photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Steve Granitz.
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