Dev Patel will be playing David Copperfield in an upcoming project spearheaded by Armando Iannucci, it has been confirmed. 

Dev Patel confirmed to play David Copperfield in the upcoming movie. (Getty)

The Veep creator is reimagining Charles Dickens' The Personal History of David Copperfield in a more modern light. Copperfield attempts to navigate a chaotic world to find a place to fit in. The original book was published in 1850 and was modeled after Dickens' life story. It details the life of the protagonist, who has an impoverished childhood, who later goes on to become a successful author, thanks to perseverance. 

Armando Iannucci has previously worked on Veep (Getty)

Co-producing with Armando Iannucci is Kevin Loader. The script was conceptualized by Iannucci and Simon Blackwell. They previously worked on the script for In The Loop which was nominated for an Academy Award. 

Iannucci and Blackwell previously collaborated with Tony Roche and Jesse Armstrong on the script for 2009’s In the Loop, which received an Academy Award nomination. Iannucci also had directed the 2017 movie The Death of Stalin, for which he co-wrote the script with Peter Fellows, Ian Martin, and David Schneider.

Dev was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Lion. Recently, he premiered his movie Home Shopper at Sundance. Currently, he is filming The Wedding Guest with Sony.

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