Disney pulls Personal History of David Copperfield, Woman in the Window
In the wake of shifting release schedules around in the wake of audiences practicing social distancing, Disney has chosen to pull the upcoming dramedy The Personal History of David Copperfield and psychological thriller The Woman in the Window.
The Personal History of David Copperfield masterfully tells the story of Charles Dickens’ remarkable character David Copperfield, giving the tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Iannucci and co-writer Simon Blackwell have crafted a story of a man whose rogue spirit carries him through a colorful life of poverty and opulence. The film follows David, a burgeoning young writer, from orphaned infancy to adulthood as he befriends a collection of eccentric characters on a journey of love, acceptance, and self-discovery in Victorian England.
The film stars Oscar nominee Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, Lion) as David Copperfield, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, Doctor Strange) as Betsey Trotwood, and Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie (House) as Mr. Dick. It will also feature Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), Ben Whishaw (Mary Poppins Returns), Paul Whitehouse, Aneurin Barnard, Daisy May Cooper, Morfydd Clark, Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Anthony Welsh, and Rosalind Eleazar.
The Personal History of David Copperfield is directed by Armando Iannucci (Veep) who co-wrote the film with Simon Blackwell (Succession). The film is produced by Iannucci and Kevin Loader and was financed by FilmNation Entertainment and Film4.
In The Woman in the Window, an agoraphobic child psychologist befriends a neighbor across the street from her New York City brownstone, only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play. A stellar ensemble cast brings Tracy Letts’ screenplay based on the gripping, best-selling novel to life, where shocking secrets are revealed, and no one-and nothing-is what it seems.
The film features an A-list ensemble that includes five time Academy-Award nominee Amy Adams (Arrival) and Academy-Award winners Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Gary Oldman; the latter reuniting with his Darkest Hour director. It will also star Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The Woman in the Window is directed by Joe Wright from a script written by Tracy Letts. It is produced by Scott Rudin (Lady Bird, No Country for Old Men), Eli Bush (Lady Bird, Annihilation), and Antony Katagas.
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