New short film, script and director Wes Andersonby name The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Streaming on Netflix. The story is based on Roald Dahl 1977. In the meantime, the official poster has been unveiled and the short film will be streamed on September 27after his debut on Venice Film Festival.
The actors of the film “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” showed photos
The poster shows Benedict Cumberbatch as protagonist Henry Sugar levitating in a room. The actor is depicted under the names of his colleagues.
Another uncovered image, it shows Sir Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade AND Dev Patel. These are medical workers of an indeterminate structure, the names of their characters are Imdad Khan, Dr. Marshall and Dr. Chatterjee, respectively. Moreover, Rupert Friend was cast in an undisclosed role, while Ralph Fiennes will play Dahl himself.
Compared to his recent film Asteroid City, The Amazing Story of Henry Sugar will run under 40 minutes.
Wes Anderson returns to film Roald Dahl
Wes Anderson is no stranger to Roald Dahl adaptations. In fact, he had already turned his 1970 novel Clever Mr. Fox into a stop-motion film called Fantastic Mr Fox in 2009. Film with voice actors. George Clooney, Meryl Streep AND Bill Murray. The film was a great success and won several awards, including the Annie Award for Writing for a Feature Production. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature but lost to Upstairs.
Other works by Wes Anderson
Other recent work by Wes Anderson: asteroid citywas released this June to rave reviews, earning a 75% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film starts with the host (Bryan Cranston), which shows us a black-and-white documentary about a theatrical production. A play written by Conrad EarpEdward Norton) and directed by Schubert Green (Adrian Brody), it’s called Asteroid City, and we see it in color. The main character is Augie Stenbeck. (Jason Schwartzman) travels with his three daughters to meet the Young Stargazers, a group of young geniuses. The meeting point is in Asteroid City. Augie Steenbeck is a widower and is in a relationship with actress Midge Campbell (Scarlett Johansson). But a spaceship arrives in Android City. The city then goes into quarantine under the control of the military, and everyone present at the convention must remain in the city.
Other works inspired by Roald Dahl and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is not the only Dahl-inspired story coming out this year. Wonka, for example, will be released in December. This is a prequel that tells about the origin of the eccentric. Willy Wonkaformer protagonist Chocolate Factory since 2005, also based on a work by Roald Dahl. Wonka will see in the cast Timothy Chalametalready in the cast of Dune, playing the young Wonka.
Netflix, having acquired the rights to adapt Dahl’s books, also released Matilda the Musical a second children’s book adaptation came out last year Matilda after Mara Wilson’s 1996 film.