Dev Patel will play David Copperfield in a new adaptation co-written and directed by Veep creator Armando Innucci. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, the upcoming adaptation will set the story in modern times. The Dickens novel is so popular that it has been adapted numerous times before, into six live-action films, two animated films, and five miniseries. This newest version is co-written by Simon Blackwell and produced by Iannucci and Kevin Loader. It was developed with FilmNation.

The novel, which is generally known simply as David Copperfield due to the full title being 24 words long, is generally believed to be at least somewhat autobiographical. It tells the ...

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