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'David Copperfield' is the talk of Cannes

Armando Iannucci's forthcoming feature, 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' has caused significant buzz at the Cannes film festival, with Film4 coming on board as a co-financiar with Levantine films, and Lionsgate snapping up the UK rights.  The film, co-written with Simon Blackwell and starring Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton and Peter Capaldi, to name a few, has been described by Iannucci as "the 'Infinity War' of the 1840's" on account of it's stellar cast.  Armando is set to direct and co-produce, as reported in The Hollywood Reporter and on Deadline.com

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