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Top Fox buyer Ray Strache departs studio after two decades (exclusive)

Veteran of more than 22 years played key role in acquiring close to 50 Searchlight titles.Ray Strache, who most recently served as executive vice-president global acquisitions and co-productions at Fox and Fox Searchlight and enjoyed a broad remit with an emphasis on international projects, has left the studio.Strache, a Fox veteran of more than 22 […]

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Review: Armando Iannucci’s Quirky Dickens Take Is His First Mixed Bag

Armando Iannucci has been the reigning king of filmed satire for years, but with “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” he trades zingy political satire for a messy assemblage of whimsical conceits. On its own terms, Iannucci’s warm-hearted adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic has good intentions to spare, from an inspired color-blind cast led […]

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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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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Will Open London Film Festival

“Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion” star Dev Patel toplines period Charles Dickens drama “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Armando Iannucci’s followup to “The Death of Stalin,” which will have its European premiere on opening night October 2 at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square at the BFI London Film Festival. This year’s festival runs October 3 […]

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Lionsgate boards Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’

Dev Patel starring in “modern re-telling” of story.Lionsgate has taken UK rights to Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield.Dev Patel is starring as Copperfield, joining him in the cast are Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar.FilmNation handles international sales here in Cannes and jointly […]

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Lionsgate boards Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’ for UK

Dev Patel starring in “modern re-telling” of story.Lionsgate has taken UK rights to Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield.Dev Patel is starring as Copperfield, joining him in the cast are Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar.FilmNation handles international sales here in Cannes and jointly […]

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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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Former Doctor Who Peter Capaldi Joins Armando Iannucci’s ‘David Copperfield’

Armando Iannucci is bulking up the cast for his upcoming The Personal History of David Copperfield.The Emmy-winning Veep creator revealed on Twitter Tuesday that Peter Capaldi, best known as Doctor Who in the long-running BBC sci-fi series, will be starring in the film, joining Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie and Ben Wishaw.Capaldi, recently seen […]

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‘David Copperfield’ Cast Adds Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie Alongside Dev Patel

The David Copperfield cast keeps getting better and better. Tilda Swinton and Hugh Laurie are the latest additions to the upcoming Charles Dickens adaptation from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. Dev Patel stars in the project, called The Personal History of David Copperfield, which updates Dickens’ tale to modern times. Everything about this new adaptation of […]

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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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