Netflix is teaming up with renowned filmmaker Wes Anderson to produce an as-yet-untitled Netflix movie based on several short stories by Roald Dahl, including The Wonderful story of Henry Sugar. The film will have a star-studded cast with Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, and Dev Patel headlining the cast.
The film is written and will be directed by the seven-time Oscar nominee. wesanderson, who recently released The French office.
The wonderful story of Henry Sugar will be Anderson’s second adaptation of Dahl’s work after the 2009 film Fantastic Mr. Fox. It will also notably be the director’s first film for a streaming service.
Anderson is producing the film under his American Empirical Pictures banner. Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson serve as producers, with Octavia Peissel, John Peet and Alice Dawson serving as co-producers.
Anderson’s frequent collaborator, Roberto D. Yeomanwill act as the project’s director of photography, while Kasia Walicka-Maimone appears as the costume designer.
The wonderful story of Henry Sugar is Dahl’s first major Netflix-exclusive feature film after the streamer acquisition of Ronald Dahl Story Company in fall 2021, obtaining the adaptation rights of the entire catalog of the author. As you may know, Netflix is planning numerous film and television adaptations in the world of Roald Dahl, including adaptations of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the fools.
Wes Anderson’s project first came to light through Baz Bamigboye, who was working for the DailyMail at the time:
#WesAnderson direct another @Roald Dahl story of the unexpected after its 2009 animated adaptation of Dahl’s Fantastic https://t.co/0VcurohRbS. Dir will film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar for @NetflixFilm with #Benedict Cumberbatch like Sugar.Shoots in London v soon. pic.twitter.com/WRFm7ejLpz
— Baz Bamigboye @Deadline (@BazBam) January 6, 2022
What is the plot of The wonderful story of Henry Sugar?
As mentioned above, the film will be based on Ronald Dahl’s collection of short stories, The wonderful story of Henry Sugar and six morefirst published in 1982. As the title suggests, there are seven short stories in it.
According to Netflix’s official description of the film, Anderson’s adaptation will delve into many of these stories:
“Wes Anderson’s adaptation of several Roald Dahl short stories, including The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.”
The main story centers on Henry Sugar, a man who steals a book that shows him how to see through objects and predict the future. This touches on a series of misadventures that involve evading mob henchmen, working with a Hollywood makeup artist to create new identities, and establishing orphanages around the world.
another is The Boy Who Talked to Animals – in which a stranded sea turtle and a little boy have more in common than meets the eye. the hitchhiker proves that a professional pickpocket can be the perfect friend in a pinch. The Mildenhall Treasure – a true story of fortune found and an opportunity missed. The Cisne is a short story about the boys Ernie and his friend Raymond, who like to bully Peter Watson.
Two more stories Stroke of luck and A piece of the cake, they are nonfiction and tell about two different parts of the life of author Ronald Dahl.
who is cast in The wonderful story of Henry Sugar?
Among the first batch of casting announcements for the film included Benedict Cumberbatch, who will lead The wonderful story of Henry Sugar for netflix. He will play the titular Henry Sugar, as well as a few other characters, thus acting as a link between himself and other short stories throughout the film. Cumberbatch’s recent work includes Netflix dog power and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Cumberbatch will be joined on this project by Developer Patel, Ralph Fiennes, and Sir Ben Kingsley. Patel can be seen in the acclaimed 2021 film the green knight and the next Netflix Monkey Manwhile Fiennes’ recent works include Daniel Craig’s last appearance as James Bond no time to die and the king prequel called The king’s man. Oscar winner Kingsley can be seen at Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
rupert friend, ricardo ayoadeand Asa Jennings It is also announced that they will be cast members.
What is the production status of The wonderful story of Henry Sugar?
According the hollywood reporterproduction on the film began in January 2022 in the UK and ran until the end of March 2022.
What is the Netflix release date? The wonderful story of Henry Sugar?
Netflix has not set an exact release date for The wonderful story of Henry Sugar (or, as the streamer refers to it, untitled Wes Anderson/Roald Dahl film), but we do know it will be released in 2023. Its 2023 announcement came alongside the January 2023 Netflix movie slate unveiling.
It will be one of two Wes Anderson movies to hit our screens in 2023, with focus function asteroid city being released in the summer.
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