One of the grandest novelists in history, Charles Dickens will now have another one of his works curved into a film in the construct of “The Personal History of David Copperfield.” The original clip for The Personal History of David Copperfield has been delivered, starring Dev Patel as the lead of the adaptation. The picture is co-created by Armando Iannucci and screenwriter Simon Blackwell.
Alongside Dev, the film stars Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Benedict Wong, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Whishaw as the supporting cast. It’s an excellent convention of the status of the cast brought together to tell the tale of the progress and decline of David Copperfield’s fortunes and the colourful figures he faces throughout his course.
In the clip further, we pick up an allude to the absurdist humour Iannucci contributes to the narrative, There’s all the humour, playfulness and confusion you’d predict, and the explicit social critique has a tragic resonance for a 21st-century crowd.
Patel has acted earnestly, but it seems like the strange coterie of figures he’s hemmed in by constant threats to divert the limelight. Hugh Laurie’s Mr Dick is a kite-flying, slender-haired guy; Swinton’s Betsey Trotwood gives David a vial of salad dressing in a rush, assuming it’s medicine; Wong’s Wickfield demands alcohol in the morning; Whishaw’s Uriah Heep is is amusing us with silly jests. What’s not to applaud?