Los Angeles Times made an article about the movies that will be released this fall reason and it gave us the first publicity still of Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”. And not only that, according to Variety, the movie will be released in selected theaters in the US on 20 September. Exciting times ahead!
So much is usually made of Wes Anderson’s hyper-elaborate visual style as to almost obscure the fact that his approach to story structure — the anthological magazine-issue format of “The French Dispatch,” the nesting of narratives within narratives in “Asteroid City” — has become nearly as dizzying. All of which generates curiosity and raises expectations for this short adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1977 short-story collection, with a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel and Ben Kingsley. It surely doesn’t hurt that Anderson’s previous Dahl adaptation, “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” is one of his best-loved movies. Or that “Henry Sugar” — due to be released by Netflix, which now owns the Roald Dahl Story Company — runs a mere 37 minutes, shorter than many TV episodes, and is thus unlikely to overstay its welcome. — Justin Chang
THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR
RELEASE DATE: On Netflix September 27 | In Select Theaters September 20
DIRECTOR: Wes Anderson
WRITER: Wes Anderson
PRODUCERS: Wes Anderson, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
CO-PRODUCERS: Octavia Peissel, John Peet, Alice Dawson
CAST : Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Sir Ben Kingsley, Richard Ayoade
LOGLINE: A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.