Searchlight Pictures released the official US trailer for The Personal History of David Copperfield, director Armando Iannucci’s dazzlingly inventive and reimagined take on one of literature’s most triumphant masterpieces.
The film starring Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Aneurin Barnard, Daisy May Cooper, Morfydd Clark, Benedict Wong, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and opened the 2019 BFI London Film Festival. Searchlight Pictures will release The Personal History of David Copperfield in theaters on May 8th, 2020.
The Personal History of David Copperfield masterfully tells the story of Charles Dickens’ remarkable character David Copperfield, giving the tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Iannucci ( In The Loop; The Death of Stalin; HBO’s Veep ) and co-writer Simon Blackwell ( In The Loop ; HBO’s Succession) have crafted a 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.