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Finally restraining himself from poking fun at Soviet dictators through ‘The Death Of Stalin’, a film which has gained two BAFTA nominations and won four BIFA’s.

Director/writer Armando Iannucci is mapping out his next project in the form of ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’, a modern-day take on the 1850 semi-autobiographical book by Charles Dickens, as it depicts the journey from an impoverished childhood to highly-regarded author.

Joining the project is actor Dev Patel, who was nominated at last year’s Oscars for his heartfelt turn as Saroo in Garth Davis’ Lion.

Patel recently turned to directing, debuting his short film ‘Home Shopper’ at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. He is next on our screens in Anthony Maras’ ‘Hotel Mumbai’, starring alongside Call Me By Your Name’s Armie Hammer.

Iannucci has written the script with his Veep/In The Loop collaborator Simon Blackwell and will be producing the film with Kevin Loader (My Cousin Rachel).

Source: Variety