British actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and Dev Patel They will make up the cast of the next film by the American filmmaker Wes Anderson, who will begin filming in the UK this month the adaptation he wrote of the short story series The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Welsh author Roald Dahl.
Kingsley, Oscar winner for Gandhi (1982), will return to work with Fiennes after Schindler’s List (1993) and will join Cumberbatch, known for his roles in The Enigma Code (2014) and Doctor Strange in the Marvel universe, in addition to Patel, protagonist of Who wants to be a millionaire?, the best movie of 2008, according to the Hollywood Academy.
The production of Netflix will begin filming this month in Great Britain under the direction of Anderson, who adapted the short story series after the streaming platform bought the rights to the Roald Dahl Story Company in the spring of last year, in a lucrative deal that will give you access to the entire work of the Welsh author who, by the middle of the 20th century, became a best-seller with his narratives with dark touches for children.
As reported by the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter, it is not entirely clear since when Anderson began working on the script, as the director, known for The Eccentrics Tenenbaum (2001) Y The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), He is an admirer of Dahl’s work and had already adapted the novel to animated cinema Fantastic Mr Fox in 2009.
The collection of short stories, published in 1982, centers on Henry Sugar, a man who steals a book that allows him to see through objects and predict the future, leading him to a series of misadventures with mobsters and the need to work. with a Hollywood makeup artist to change her appearance, in addition to developing orphanages around the world. Although it was not revealed what roles Patel, Fiennes and Kingsley will play, it is confirmed that Cumberbatch will have the leading role of Sugar, which will work to link future stories from that literary universe.