Armando Iannucci's David Copperfield movie starts casting

Armando Iannucci's David Copperfield movie starts casting

According to Deadline, Oscar nominated actor Dev Patel is set to star in the new film THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD. In the novel, the character of David Copperfield rises from poverty to become a lucrative author. It will be written and directed by Emmy-winning Veep creator Armando Iannucci, reports Variety.

Armando Iannucci has had a prolific career as a producer, director, writer, and actor.

It is also reported that Iannuci will give the story a modern take and will have the title character navigate through a chaotic world to find his own place.

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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. The film will be based on the 2008 terror attacks in the city.

Patel is just coming off his directorial debut with "Home Shopper" a film featured at the Sundance Festival.

He is now filming Michael Winterbottom's The Wedding Guest in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Scottish satirist and filmmaker's new movie project comes after the critical success of his historical comedy The Death of Stalin, which is nominated for two British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards.

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