Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Gets Fox Searchlight Distribution for 2020

Fox Searchlight Pictures on Thursday announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to Armando Iannucci’s “The Personal History of David Copperfield” — a display of early enthusiasm and faith in the satirist’s latest film two weeks before its word premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Fox Searchlight is planning a 2020 theatrical release for the Scottish director’s film based on the Charles Dickens novel, which stars Dev Patel in its titular role

“Armando Iannucci is a wonderfully original filmmaker and expert storyteller; he brings his irreverent and imaginative take to this iconic and beloved story,” said Fox Searchlight chairmen Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula said in a statement. “As for Dev, he has consistently impressed since his unforgettable breakout roles in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.’

The satirist’s last two films, “The Death of Stalin” and “In the Loop” were distributed
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