Searchlight Pictures has presented the first preview of David Copperfield's personal story. This new version of Charles Dickens' favorite comes from director Armando Iannucci, best known for his work on HBO Veep. It stars Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The news room) as the iconic character in what appears to be a unique version of the story. It certainly does not hurt that Iannucci has assembled a set of list A to support the Oscar nominee Patel, who leads the way.
The advance begins by showing an adult David Copperfield on stage played by Dev Patel, telling some of the main events of his life to the crowd. Then we return to his life as a young man and follow him through key moments and adventures. The filmmakers have injected quite lightness and black humor into the story. Apart from that, one of the great conclusions is the production design. Many of the scenarios and places look great and epic. In general, it seems a very stylized version of a story that has been told more than once in the past, which could help differentiate it.
David Copperfield's personal story reimagines Charles Dickens' classic ode to the arena and perseverance through a comic lens, giving the family story a new life for the modern era with a diverse cast of theater and film actors from around the world. Follow Copperfield on his peculiar journey from an impoverished orphan to a flourishing writer in Victorian England. The cast also includes Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk), Peter Capaldi (Doctor who), Gwendoline Christie (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Tilda Swinton (Strange doctor), Benedict Wong (Avengers: Infinity War), Daisy May Cooper (The wrong man), Rosalind Eleazar (Howards end), Hugh Laurie (House), Ben Wishaw (Paddington 2), Morfydd Clark (Pride and prejudice and zombies) and Paul Whitehouse (Alice through the mirror)
Armando Iannucci, out of HBO & # 39; s Veep, has worked in several prestigious programs, including I'm Alan Partridge Y The bulk of her. On the side of the movie, he previously directed the 2017 The death of Stalin., which was one of the best reviewed films of that year. Iannucci's frequent contributor, Simon Blackwell, wrote the script. The story by Charles Dickens was originally published as a series from 1849, before being compiled as a novel in 1950.
Critics who have screened the film so far have been very kind. After its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, it has an impressive 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This could be a much-needed victory for Fox, as this occurred before the Disney merger took effect last year. In the months after the merger, most of the studio's titles have failed, leaving Disney holding the bag. David Copperfield's personal story It is scheduled to hit theaters on May 8 from Searchlight Pictures. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.