‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ has a new US release date

A new date has been announced for the rescheduled US release of The Personal History of David Copperfield.

Starring English actor Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) as the movie’s titular hero, the movie was released in the UK earlier this year and was originally set to arrive in US cinemas in May.

However, the release was postponed due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Veep creator Armando Iannucci’s new adaptation of David Copperfield is described as “a fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece.”

The Personal History of David Copperfield will now be showing in US cinemas that are open from Friday 28th August.

Watch the trailer:


Set in 1840s London, the film features an all-star cast, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Aneurin Barnard, Daisy May Cooper, Morfydd Clark, Benedict Wong, and Gwendoline Christie.

The official synopsis for The Personal History of David Copperfield reads: “From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England.

“As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.”

Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield is available on Amazon.