The first trailer Armando Iannucci’s take on David Copperfield arrives.

Talented writer/director? Check. Mouth-watering ensemble cast? Check. Iconic British literary property? Check, check, check.

There’s a reason that this upcoming feature from the creative talent behind The Death of Stalin and In the Loop featured in our print magazine’s recent list of upcoming UK films to be excited about. Now, the first trailer has dropped for The Personal History Of David Copperfield. Thus, we have a glimpse of Iannucci’s vision of what was iconic author Charles Dickens’ most personal tale.

It charts the life of David Copperfield as he grows and deals with the challenges of Victorian England. The impressive ensemble cast includes Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Gwendoline Christie and Hugh Laurie. It’s a sharply satirical tale, which is something Iannucci knows more than just a little about.

We’re very excited, the film itself is set to arrive on January 10th. Until then, check out the trailer below.

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