Movies: The Lost Daughter; The Personal History of David Copperfield

Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl), Dakota Johnson (Bad Times at the El Royale) and Peter Sarsgaard (Jackie) will star in The Lost Daughter, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, Deadline reported. Maggie Gyllenhaal adapted the book and is making her directorial debut with the project.

"When I finished reading Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter, I felt that something secret and true had been said out loud," Gyllenhall observed. "And I was both disturbed and comforted by that. I immediately thought how much more intense the experience would be in a movie theatre, with other people around. And I set to work on this adaptation. I find that the script has attracted other people interested in exploring these secret truths about motherhood, sexuality, femininity, desire. And I'm thrilled to continue my collaboration with such brave and exciting actors and filmmakers."


Searchlight Pictures has released a new trailer for The Personal History of David Copperfield, Armando Iannucci's reimagining of the classic novel by Charles Dickens, starring Dev Patel. IndieWire reported that in the screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Blackwell, 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 and The Death of Stalin. In Iannucci country, no one is left unscathed and everyone--wokeness and politically correct allegiance be damned--is a potential comic slaughter."

The Personal History of David Copperfield has already garnered "a slew of awards since its world premiere," IndieWire noted, with five British Independent Film Awards, including best supporting actor for Hugh Laurie. The cast also features Darren Boyd, Peter Capaldi, Tilda Swinton and Benedict Wong. The film will be released in the U.S. May 8.

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