Studios & director Armando Ianucci meet:
Studios: we look forward to fund your next project. We loved ”Death for Stalin”.
Ianucci: I want to do a novel adaptation of David Copperfield this time.
Studios: but you’ve never done that. Will it be funny?
Ianucci: it’ll be playfully funny. I plan to cast Dev Patel in a sort of reimagining of the story.
Studios: that sounds fun. However, we don’t think that book can be told in one single film. It’ll be…