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Fox Searchlight Sets May 8, 2020 for Hilarious, Perfect 2021 Oscar Nominee, “Personal History of David Copperfield”


I am happy to report this news: Fox Searchlight has chosen May 8, 2020 for the release of “The Personal History of David Copperfield.” At last!

I’ve been raving about Armando Iannucci’s Pythonesque take on Charles Dickens since I saw it in Toronto. “Copperfield” opened the London Film Festival and is up for awards already over there. When it hits America, the Oscar drum will start to sound for Iannucci, as well as star Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, and everyone else including Ben Whishaw as Uriah Heep. He’s a Heep of fun!

Iannucci’s movies include “In the Loop,” and “The Death of Stalin.” Plus he created “Veep” for HBO. But the tone here is very different. The movie aims for a wider following. It’s a total winner.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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