The Personal History of David Copperfield has finally made it over here to the U.S. It opened in the UK back in January and its release here in the States has been continually delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, it was supposed to open in May. Then it got moved back to August 14th and then it was moved back another two weeks to August 28th.
Personally, I’m really looking forward to seeing the film. Apparently, there was some controversy over the casting of the lead role but I personally think that casting the terrifically talented Dev Patel as David Copperfield is a way to bring some new life to an old story. The film was directed by Armando Iannucci, who, along with creating Thick of It and Veep, also directed The Death of Stalin, one of the best films of the past ten years.
This featurette about the film was released today and here it is: