Benedict to star in Roald Dahl adaptation directed by Wes Anderson

Excellent news, folks! The Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye reported that Benedict is set to be directed by Wes Anderson in an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s tale The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar for Netflix in which he will play the title-character:

Some more of details on the production below:

Director Wes Anderson is beguiled by the fantasy tales of Roald Dahl.

The filmmaker won Oscar and Bafta nominations 13 years ago for his animated film version of Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, which featured the vocal talents of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and members of his regular acting troupe — Bill Murray, Willem Defoe, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody.

Now, another Dahl tale of the unexpected has caught Anderson’s eye. He will direct The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar, a nest of yarns about an idle playboy gambler who steals a book that describes how the power to see without sight can be attained, using special yoga training that concentrates the conscious mind. The central character, Henry Sugar, will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch, currently to be seen on screen in three films: blockbuster hit Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain with Claire Foy; and Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog, a leading awards season contender that’s likely to bag Cumberbatch a second best-actor Oscar nomination.

Sugar uses his new power to win at cards at top casinos around the world. Related storylines explore the origin of the amazing abnormality, and what he does with the fortune he acquires with his winning hands.

Anderson will shoot the Netflix production in and around London.

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