The US release date for the new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic David Copperfield has been announced.
Written and directed by Veep creator Armando Iannucci, The Personal History of David Copperfield is described as “a fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece.”
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel star Dev Patel plays the movie’s titular hero.
Set in 1840s London, the film features an all-star cast, including Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Aneurin Barnard, and Gwendoline Christie.
The Personal History of David Copperfield was released in the UK last month and will arrive in US cinemas on Friday 8th May.
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The official synopsis for the movie 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.