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Fox Searchlight Buys ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights to “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name.The deal comes in advance of the film’s Toronto International Film Festival bow on Sept. 5, as well as its BFI London Film Festival premiere on Oct. 2. The studio plans […]

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Lionsgate Scores UK Rights To Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History Of David Copperfield’ — Cannes

Lionsgate has pre-bought UK rights to Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield. Dev Patel will star as Copperfield in the update of Charles’ Dickens classic novel, alongside Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar. Kevin Loader and Iannucci produce the feature, which was developed with […]

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‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci to Direct ‘In Too Deep’ for Levantine Films (Exclusive)

Levantine Films will finance and produce “In Too Deep,” directed by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, sources tell Variety.Iannucci also co-wrote the script with John Finnemore. Iannucci will produce alongside Levantine.Plot details are being kept under wraps.Tory Metzger, Levantine’s president of production, will oversee production of the project on behalf of the company.Iannucci broke onto the […]

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Jeffrey Tambor: Why ‘The Death of Stalin’ Director Chose to Keep Him in the Film

“The Death of Stalin” director and co-writer Armando Iannucci said he never considered re-editing his film after two women made sexual harassment allegations against co-star Jeffrey Tambor. A two-time Emmy-winner for “Transparent,” Tambor faces accusations from his former assistant, Van Barnes, and series actress Trace Lysette. Both came forward in November, after the October 20 […]

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