Charles Dickens' The Personal History of David Copperfield is all set to be recreated on screen with Lion actor Dev Patel in the lead. In the novel, the character of David Copperfield rises from poverty to become a lucrative author.
Iannucci created HBO's political comedy "Veep" as an adaptation of his British sitcom, "The Thick of It" and was the "Veep" showrunner for the first four seasons, from 2012 to 2015. He is directing from a script he wrote with Simon Blackwell.
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According to reports, the project will offer a contemporary take on the title character of Dickens as he navigates a messy world to find his mysterious place within it. Ianucci is also producing the film with Kevin Loader. The Oscar-nominated writer-director is known for films like In The Loop (2009) and Death Of Stalin (2017).
Patel recently premiered his directorial debut, a short film titled Home Shopper, at the Sundance Film Festival and is now working on the Sony drama The Wedding Guest.
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For "Lion" star Dev, the role comes as he is now working on Sony drama "The Wedding Guest", and recently premiered his directorial debut, a short film entitled "Home Shopper", at Sundance Film Festival.
He is now filming Michael Winterbottom's The Wedding Guest in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
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