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Trailer: Dev Patel Goes Dickens in 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | October 2, 2019 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | October 2, 2019 |


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The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery is one of Charles Dickens’s most popular and influential novels. It’s been adapted various times for the big and small screen, and now a new version comes to us courtesy of Armando Iannucci. The creator of Veep and The Thick of It is a big Dickens nerd, after all.



The Personal History of David Copperfield features an all-star cast, including Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Laurie, and perennial Pajiba favorite, Dev ‘cast him as Bond, you cowards’ Patel! Check out the first trailer below.



I actually reviewed the movie for the site when it premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s good! You should go see it. The movie just made its British premiere at the London Film Festival and will receive a UK release in January 2020. It was picked up by Fox Searchlight for American distribution but currently doesn’t have a release date, so keep your eyes open for that.

Oh go on then, let’s have some more Dev Patel images.







Kayleigh is a features writer for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to her podcast, The Hollywood Read.


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