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With works like ‘The Death Of Stalin’, ‘In The Loop’ and ‘Veep’, Armando Iannucci has often been a reliable source for quality satire.

Now he’s looking to provide cinema goers with a fresh and distinctive take on a Charles Dickens masterpiece, as principal photography commences on ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’.

A story set in the 1840’s, it will chronicle the life of our the iconic titular character as he navigates a choatic world to find his elusive place within it. Dealing with his unhappy childhood as he slowly discovers his gift as a storyteller and writer, Cooperfield’s journey is littered with both hilarity and tragedy, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

Joining an already superb cast consisting of Lion’s Dev Patel, Paddington’s Ben Whishaw and Suspiria’s Tilda Swinton, are Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Gwendoline Christie, Avengers: Infinity War’s Benedict Wong and Ghost Stories’ Paul Whitehouse.

Iannucci has collaborated once again with Simon Blackwell (In The Loop) on the script, with Lionsgate holding the UK rights to the film. Whilst FilmNation Entertainment will be handling international sales.