News

Trailer for The Personal History Of David Copperfield Released

Trailer for The Personal History Of David Copperfield Released
The trailer and poster for the new comedic drama, The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, and Tilda Swinton have been released and you can see it right here on CinemaNerdz!

The new film from Fox Searchlight e 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 (In the Loop) 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.

Genre: Comedy, Drama Cast: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Ben Whishaw Director: Armando Iannucci Screenplay: Simon Blackwell Produced By: Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader

The
See full article at CinemaNerdz »

The Personal History of David Copperfield Trailer Reimagines a Classic with Dev Patel

  • MovieWeb
The Personal History of David Copperfield Trailer Reimagines a Classic with Dev Patel
Searchlight Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for The Personal History of David Copperfield. This new take on the Charles Dickens' favorite comes from director Armando Iannucci, best known for his work on HBO's Veep. It stars Dev Patel as the iconic character in what looks to be a very unique take on the tale. It certainly doesn't hurt matters that Iannucci has assembled an A-list ensemble to back up Oscar-nominee Patel, who is leading the way.

The trailer kicks off by showing us an adult David Copperfield on stage as played by Dev Patel, recounting some of the major events of his life to the crowd. We then flashback to his life as a young boy and follow him through key moments and adventures. The filmmakers have injected quite a bit of levity and dark humor into the story. Aside from that, one of the big takeaways is the production design.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Avenue 5 Season 2 Confirmed by HBO

Joseph Baxter Feb 13, 2020

HBO has renewed the Hugh Laurie-headlined chaotic space comedy, Avenue 5, for a second season.

Avenue 5 Season 2 is officially on HBO’s proverbial cruise itinerary.

While the freshman HBO sci-fi comedy series, the latest brainchild of Veep creator Armando Ianucci, crosses the midway point of its January 19-launched nine-episode inaugural season, the premium cable channel has seen enough from it to greenlight Avenue 5 for a second season. The outer-space ensemble series, set 40 years in the future, is headlined by former House star (and Veep vet) Hugh Laurie, who plays Ryan Clark, the figurehead actor captain of the titular leisure space vessel that, due to a disaster, is forced to endure a three-year voyage home.

As Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, expresses in a statement:

“We’ve loved every minute of Avenue 5’s inaugural voyage,” adding, “Armando Iannucci and his team are
See full article at Den of Geek »

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Trailer: Dev Patel and Armando Iannucci Rewrite Dickens

  • Indiewire
‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Trailer: Dev Patel and Armando Iannucci Rewrite Dickens
Right on the heels of another trailer starring Dev Patel that released today — “The Green Knight,” from director David LowerySearchlight Pictures has revealed a new look at “The Personal History of David Copperfield.” Patel stars as the title character in writer/director Armando Iannucci’s (“Veep”) revisionist take on the classic Charles Dickens bildungsroman. It’s cowritten by Iannucci collaborator Simon Blackwell. After a Toronto International Film Festival premiere back in fall 2019, Searchlight Pictures finally will release “The Personal History of David Copperfield” in the United States on May 8, 2020. Take a look at the new trailer below.

In rewriting Dickens’ 1849 tome about the coming of age of a man from youth to adulthood, from impoverished orphan to decorated Victorian author, Iannucci puts a quirky spin on the kind of satire he developed in blistering, politically charged series “The Thick of It” and “Veep,” and films such as “In the Loop
See full article at Indiewire »

Us Trailer for 'Personal History of David Copperfield' with Dev Patel

"This narrative is far more than mere fiction..." Searchlight Pictures has revealed an official Us trailer for the film The Personal History of David Copperfield, the latest feature made by acclaimed UK satirist Armando Iannucci. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and London Film Festival last fall to quite a bit of acclaim and great reviews from many different critics. An avid Charles Dickens fan, Iannucci adapts his story along with frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell, employing his comedic mastery and vivid characterizations to bring to life one of Dickens' most cherished characters in The Personal History of David Copperfield. Set in Victorian England, the film follows Dev Patel playing Copperfield as he encounters all kinds of odd characters throughout his life. Also starring Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, and Paul Whitehouse. I am very much looking forward to seeing this! Seems like perfect timing for it
See full article at FirstShowing.net »

The Personal History of David Copperfield: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, News

The Personal History of David Copperfield: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, News
Kayti Burt Feb 13, 2020

Everything you need to know about The Personal History of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel.

Armando Iannucci continues to make waves on the big screen with The Personal History of David Copperfield, a dramedy adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel starring Dev Patel in the titular role. The star-studded cast also includes Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Whishaw. The film was an official selection at both Tiff and the BFI London Film Festival, and is currently sitting at a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film, like the book source material, follows David Copperfield's life from youth into adulthood, from misfortune to fortune and back again.

The Personal History of David Copperfield Trailer

Here is the latest trailer for the film...

Video of The Personal History Of David Copperfield | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

And here is the first, UK trailer for the film.
See full article at Den of Geek »

New ‘Personal History of David Copperfield’ Trailer Sees Dev Patel Go Dickensian

New ‘Personal History of David Copperfield’ Trailer Sees Dev Patel Go Dickensian
What a day to be Dev Patel. Just a few hours after we got a glimpse of the actor going gritty and possibly fighting a giant with a longsword in the first trailer for The Green Knight, Searchlight Pictures dropped a new trailer for The Personal History of David Copperfield, which is...pretty much the exact tonal opposite of The Green Knight. Range! David Copperfield, a take on the famous Charles Dickenson tale, is directed by Armando Iannucci from a script he co-wrote with Simon Blackwell (Succession). As hinted in the first trailer, this …
See full article at Collider.com »

Watch Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw Have a Slap Fight in Armando Iannucci’s Take on ‘David Copperfield’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Watch Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw Have a Slap Fight in Armando Iannucci’s Take on ‘David Copperfield’ (Video)
If you wanted to imagine how “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci might put his own farcical spin on the Charles Dickens classic for “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” look no further than a scene of Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton slapping each other back and forth.

The first trailer for Searchlight Pictures’ “The Personal History of David Copperfield” shows a crowd-pleasing, silly and satirical period piece starring Dev Patel as the classic title character. And the film also assembles some of Iannucci’s other favorites from “In the Loop” and “Avenue 5,” including Hugh Laurie and Peter Capaldi.

“London is full of wonders and wickedness, and it’s our David to go wherever we choose,” Capaldi says with a smile. “Hold on not down there. Creditors make that road impossible. Two tailors and a most unreasonable muffin man.”

Also Read: 'Avenue 5' Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

The Personal History of David Copperfield
See full article at The Wrap »

‘Avenue 5’ Renewed For Season 2 By HBO

  • Deadline
On the heels of the launch of season 1, HBO has renewed comedy series Avenue 5 for a second season.

“We’ve loved every minute of Avenue 5’s inaugural voyage,” says Amy Gravitt, Evp HBO Programming. “Armando Iannucci and his team are masters of smart and incisive comedy, and the ensemble cast, brilliantly captained by Hugh Laurie, is second to none. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for our hapless heroes in season two.”

Created and executive produced by Veep creator Iannucci, Avenue 5 is set forty years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. The series kicked off its nine-episode first season January 19.

“It was so great to be back again with HBO for the first season of Avenue 5, so I’m doubly thrilled that HBO have now seen fit
See full article at Deadline »

‘Avenue 5’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO

  • The Wrap
‘Avenue 5’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO
Avenue 5” has been renewed for Season 2 at HBO, the premium cable channel announced Thursday.

Created and executive produced by “Veep” mastermind Armando Iannucci, the comedy is set 40 years in the future when traveling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy, but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. The show’s nine-episode first season premiered Jan. 19.

Avenue 5” stars Hugh Laurie as Avenue 5 Captain Ryan Clark; Josh Gad as billionaire Herman Judd, the mercurial face and name behind Avenue 5; Zach Woods as head of customer relations Matt Spencer; Rebecca Front as strong willed passenger Karen Kelly; Suzy Nakamura as Iris Kimura, Judd’s right hand woman; Lenora Crichlow as engineer Billie McEvoy; Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rav Mulcair, head of Judd Mission Control; and Ethan Phillips as Spike Martin, a space enthusiast and former astronaut.

Also Read: Jameela Jamil Says She Isn't Mc of HBO Max Voguing
See full article at The Wrap »

Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020)

It’s not easy to adapt an iconic work of literature, let alone make your interpretation of it not only stand out but feel fresh among the legions of others in existence. However, after a career in cutting edge satire and being involved in crafting some of the very best characters in British comedy, from Alan Partridge to Malcolm Tucker, we should all know better than to ever doubt the talents of one Armando Iannucci. And to that point, his funny, heartwarming and eccentric take on Charles Dickens’ landmark “David Copperfield” is an irresistible concoction.

The story is one very well established, as boy David (played in adulthood by Dev Patel) grows into a man and along the way undergoes a journey filled with twists of fate and turns of fortune, meeting some remarkable people along the way. Finding a way to both respect the history of and shake up
See full article at The Cultural Post »

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Paul Whitehouse, Benedict Wong, Ben Whishaw, Daisy May Cooper | Written by Simon Blackwell | Directed by Armando Iannucci

A wonderfully witty and heart warming tale. It’s the kind of feel good cinema that can touch anyone’s heart, pure joy wrapped up in a string of delightful performances.

The world of Dickens for me has always been one of dark and terrible times. My first introduction was surely a version of A Christmas Carol when I was young, but it was in high school reading Great Expectations that I got my first true taste of Dickens. It was only the first few chapters that I remember so clearly and for some unknown reason I couldn’t get the first chapter out of my head. I still have the image of a gothic cemetery etched into my brain. As a
See full article at Nerdly »

The Personal History of David Copperfield review – Iannucci makes Dickens his own

Armando Iannucci both respects and reinvents the novel in a wonderfully entertaining adaptation full to bursting with fantastic comic performances

Having found unexpected laughter in the historical horrors of The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci works comedic wonders with the labyrinthine twists and turns of Dickens’s endlessly reinterpretable Victorian narrative. Astutely amplifying the absurdist – and remarkably modernist – elements of his source, Iannucci and co-writer Simon Blackwell conjure a surreal cinematic odyssey that is as accessible as it is intelligent and unexpected. At its heart lies a theatrical journey of self-discovery, in which our narrator (superbly played by the endlessly versatile Dev Patel) sets out to determine whether he is “the hero of my own story”, struggling to make a name for himself (literally) as he strides through a vividly realised landscape of memory and invention.

We open with Copperfield on stage, commencing the recitation of his story before striding
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Terry Jones Remembered as Friends and Colleagues Mourn the Loss of the Monty Python Legend

  • MovieWeb
Terry Jones Remembered as Friends and Colleagues Mourn the Loss of the Monty Python Legend
Terry Jones has died. Jones, one of the co-founders of Monty Python, was 77. He has seen an outpouring of love since news of his passing spread. People from all walks of entertainment, and some of those closest to him, took to pay their respects to the late actor, writer, director and historian.

The news of Terry Jones' passing has been confirmed by the BBC and his family. Jones was diagnosed with dementia in 2015, which had made it difficult for him to communicate in recent years. Terry Jones passed with his wife, Anna Soderstrom, by his side. Fellow Python member Eric Idle had this to say on Twitter.

"I loved him the moment I saw him on stage at the Edinburgh Festival in 1963. So many laughs, moments of total hilarity onstage and off we have all shared with him. It's too sad if you knew him, but if you didn't you
See full article at MovieWeb »

Terry Jones Remembered by Michael Palin, John Cleese and More

  • The Wrap
Terry Jones Remembered by Michael Palin, John Cleese and More
Hollywood stars and comedy icons shared their favorite memories in honor of Monty Python founding member Terry Jones after news broke early Wednesday morning that he passed away at age 77.

The Welsh comedian and filmmaker, who directed many of Monty Python’s classic films including “Life of Brian,” died Tuesday after a battle with a rare form of dementia, his family told the Associated Press.

John Cleese, fellow founding member of Monty Python, recalled the “greatest gift” Jones ever gave him.

Also Read: Terry Jones, Monty Python Member and Director, Dies at 77

“It feels strange that a man of so many talents and such endless enthusiasm, should have faded so gently away… Of his many achievements, for me the greatest gift he gave us all was his direction of ‘Life of Brian.’ Perfection,” Cleese tweeted.

Michael Palin, another Monty Python alum, called Jones “one of my closest, most valued friends.
See full article at The Wrap »

‘Avenue 5’ Review: Hugh Laurie Steers HBO’s Chaotic Space Odyssey Through a Rocky Start

‘Avenue 5’ Review: Hugh Laurie Steers HBO’s Chaotic Space Odyssey Through a Rocky Start
Having eviscerated political systems on both sides of the Atlantic — and then witnessed each democracy devolve further than any satiric takedown could’ve imagined — it makes sense to see Armando Iannucci flee Earth for the final frontier. The creator of “Veep” and “The Thick of It” returns to HBO with “Avenue 5,” a space comedy about an ill-fated voyage helmed by ill-equipped leaders. Though, yes, that descriptor could apply in a loose sense to his previous efforts, and yes, Iannucci’s latest comedy functions well-enough as a takedown of uber-rich cruise-takers, mega-rich entrepreneurs of the future, and lying liars who don’t know when to stop lying, it’s better as a chaotic black comedy.

That both the trip within the show and the trip that is the show get off to bumpy starts is a bit disconcerting in this immediately-love-it-or-immediately-leave-it era of television, but “Avenue 5” does start to embrace its darkest,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Avenue 5’: Armando Iannucci On Tapping Into The ‘Madness Of Crowds’ In Space – TCA

  • Deadline
‘Avenue 5’: Armando Iannucci On Tapping Into The ‘Madness Of Crowds’ In Space – TCA
Veep creator Armando Iannucci wanted to tap into the “madness of crowds” and populism for his latest project. But instead of setting up another political comedy, he decided to set it in space.

Iannucci, who also created BBC comedy The Thick of It, was at the Winter TCA press tour alongside the cast of the HBO show including Hugh Laurie, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rebecca Front, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura and Ethan Phillips.

“I knew after doing ten years of Veep and The Thick of It, I knew I didn’t want to do another political show,” he said. “There’s an air of uncertainty [in the world]… and a sense of foreboding doom and no one is doing anything about it. The madness of crowds and populism, I wanted to tap into that. But I also love sci-fi, so I thought ‘wouldn’t it be good to put this pressure
See full article at Deadline »

HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’ Starring Hugh Laurie: TV Review

  • Variety
HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’ Starring Hugh Laurie: TV Review
Avenue 5” is technically science-fiction, but as many genres shows have proved, drawing a straight line from our reality to a hyperbolic future like the one of HBO’s new comedy is all too easy. Set 40 years in the future, it takes place on Avenue 5, a spaceship that is essentially a high stakes luxury cruise. It’s set to orbit around Saturn while offering typical amenities like spas, high-end restaurants and group yoga, all backgrounded by the starry cosmos. This being a comedy, though, things go quickly, ridiculously, horribly awry, shifting the cruise’s promised length of 8 weeks to an ominous “Idk, Tbd!”

The series comes from the creative team behind the U.K. political comedy “The Thick of It” — including “Veep” creator Armando Iaunucci, Simon Blackwell, and Tony Roche — and accordingly finds material and objects of righteous ridicule in banal interactions and bureaucratic nonsense, even in space. The ship
See full article at Variety »

First Trailer for FX’s ‘Breeders’ Suggests That Parenting Might Be Kind of Hard

Thanks to FX's (well-deserved imho) reputation for being a go-to spot for slick dramas, it's easy to forget it also birthed some of our best comedies, like the mighty, long-lasting It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the brilliant Better Things, and the criminally underpraised You're the Worst. The network looks to keep that streak alive with Breeders, the parenting-is-hard series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard. Co-created by Freeman, Chris Addison, and showrunner Simon Blackwell, Breeders follows Ally (Haggard) and Paul (Freeman), parents already juggling life with young children when Ally'…
See full article at Collider.com »

20 HBO Original Programs to Be Excited About in 2020 — ‘The Outsider,’ ‘Perry Mason,’ and More

20 HBO Original Programs to Be Excited About in 2020 — ‘The Outsider,’ ‘Perry Mason,’ and More
Having survived the end of “Game of Thrones” with buzzy new series like “Euphoria,” “Watchmen,” and “His Dark Materials,” in addition to well-watched new seasons of “Succession,” “Barry,” and “Big Little Lies,” HBO is preparing for its first post-Westeros year with a similar onslaught of exciting adaptations, enticing follow-ups, and shows skewing toward a younger demographic.

The latter point is perhaps more important than ever, given that 2020 marks another milestone for HBO: the debut of HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s all-in-one streaming platform that bundles its various networks (and their programs) in one app. HBO Max will have its own originals, but HBO is still the service’s crown jewel (as evidenced by those three telling letters right before “Max”). It’ll be up to the former Home Box Office as much as, if not more than, any other WarnerMedia network to drive subscriptions, and that’s harder to do without the No.
See full article at Indiewire »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed