This one’s going to be short, because there’s really not much detail available, but down at the bottom of the same Variety story discussing Karl Urban’s foray into 3D is a line about an upcoming adaptation of David Copperfield. And Pegg’s in it!

The same production shingle, Velvet Octopus, is responsible for both pictures. Peter Howitt will direct this fall. The cast also includes Rowan Atkinson, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper and Colin Firth. A peek at the company’s own page also reveals…Hayden Christensen as David Copperfield? Whoa.

Simon Pegg will play Uriah Heep, the best Dickens character to ever lend his name to a rock band. I’ve dropped Velvet Octopus a line to see if we can gather some more info.