Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh, and Rosalind Eleazar have all joined Dev Patel in “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s new feature retelling of Charles Dickens’ “The Personal History of David Copperfield” at FilmNation.
The project will offer a modern take on the title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. Kevin Loader and Iannucci will produce the feature which Iannucci is directing from a script he wrote with his “In the Loop” co-writer Simon Blackwell.
The news comes as Iannucci has also lined up “In Too Deep,” a new film which he plans to direct, produce and will co-write with John Finnemore. Levantine Films will finance and produce, but plot specifics are under wraps.