Fox Searchlight takes North America on Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’

The writer-director’s version of Dickens classic is set for the Toronto and London festivals.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer-producer-director Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield ahead of the film’s world premiere at next month’s Toronto festival.

Searchlight, which did the rights deal with international seller FilmNation Entertainment, is planning a 2020 theatrical release for the film, also set to open the BFI London Film Festival in October.

Iannucci’s take on the classic Charles Dickens story stars Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw and Paul Whitehouse.
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