The British actor Dev Patel, known for his starring role in the oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008), will soon be seen in the film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel The Personal History of David Copperfield. That made entertainmentmagazine Variety known today. ‘Veep’creator Armando Iannucci will be in the regiestoel seat.
The film will be a modern twist to give to the main character in Dickens’ victorian novel from 1850. The original David Copperfield, the British author, modeled after his own image and life. So polite, Dickens, a poor youth, and he grew into a successful author, thanks to perseverance and, despite the shocking lack of discipline.
Armando Iannucci, the film writing and directing. The Shot garnered success with the comedic HBO series ‘Veep’, about the fictional American vice president Selina Meyer. Patel was last year nominated for best male supporting role in “Lion” at the Academy Awards. His directorial debut, the short film ‘Home Shopper’, last month premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.