Armando Iannucci will direct the big screen version of THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD based on Charles Dickens’ semi autobiographical chronicle of the life of the iconic title character, and now it has been announced by ‘Variety’ that Dev Patel will take the role of the titular hero. The story follows Copperfield as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, all the while on a journey full of life, colour and humanity. Dickens actually modelled the character after himself. The shooting should begin later this year with casting already under way!
Dev Patel to Star in Armando Iannucci‘s ‘David Copperfield’ Film (Exclusive)
Dev Patel is set to play David Copperfield in FilmNation’s new retelling of Charles Dickens’ “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which will be directed and written by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci. The project will offer a modern take on Dickens’ title character …
Dev’s last big role was in Oscar nominated Lion
FROM TUDORS’ MICHAEL HIRST AND MARTIN SCORSESE?
STARTING NEXT WEEK ON BBC! Saturday, Feb. 17th
TROY: FALL OF A CITY an epic tale of mortals and gods, has a psychologically rich and sweeping narrative which goes back to the story’s origins: to the judgement of Paris, his scandalous love affair with Helen, and the ill-starred prophecy surrounding his birth. Told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege, TROY: FALL OF A CITY is a rich story of love, intrigue, betrayal and belonging. Combining thrilling adventure with heart-breaking intimacy, it conveys the big themes of human existence and identity; of people battling to retain their sense of humanity and compassion amid the devastation and destruction of war.
|David Threlfall is King Priam of Troy|
|Tom Weston Jones is the heroic and tragic prince Hector of Troy|
|Bella Dayne is flimsy Helen of Troy whose adultery starts the war|
|Robin Hood’s Jonas Armstrong is King of Sparta Menelaus|
|Johnny Harris is Menelaus’ brother Agamemnon, king of Mycenae|
|Tom Weston Jones is the brave and heroic prince of Troy Hector|
|For some reason BBC thinks Achilles was black, played by David Gyasi|
|Australian actor Louis Hunter is the bratty prince of Troy Paris|
|Priam first want to marry Paris to Spartan princess Hermione (right)|
Check out the trailer below:
SAM CLAFLIN TO STAR
|Jack Lowden (left) plays one of Mary’s husbands|
Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle and Joe Alvyn also star. Spy on it more here!
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