Searchlight Pictures Shares Featurette for “The Personal History of David Copperfield”

Ahead of its limited theatrical release on August 28th, Searchlight Pictures has shared a featurette for The Personal History of David Copperfield.

What’s Happening:

  • Contrary to popular belief, Searchlight Pictures’ The Personal History of David Copperfield is not about the legendary magician, but about the main character from a Charles Dickens novel.
  • Even actor Dev Patel was confused by the title at first! Patel revealed this little tidbit in a new featurette released by the studio ahead of the film’s debut.
  • This 2-minute video includes interviews with the cast and director as well as highlighting some sure to be memorable moments from the film.
  • Additionally the cast talks about the impact Dickens’ novel has had on them and how much they enjoy not only the story, but making the movie. Take a look:

About the Film:

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield re-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers— giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Emmy winners and Oscar nominees Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England.”

The Personal Life of David Copperfield Stars:

  • Dev Patel as Copperfield
  • Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)
  • Hugh Laurie (Tomorrowland)
  • Peter Capaldi (Christopher Robin)
  • Ben Whishaw (Mary Poppins Returns)
  • Paul Whitehouse
  • Aneurin Barnard
  • Daisy May Cooper
  • Morfydd Clark
  • Benedict Wong (Lady and the Tramp)
  • Gwendoline Christie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
  • Anthony Welsh
  • Rosalind Eleazar

The Personal History of David Copperfield is scheduled for limited release on August 28th.