The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (film)
|The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar|
|Directed by||Wes Anderson|
|Written by||Wes Anderson|
|Based on||The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More|
by Roald Dahl
|Produced by||Wes Anderson|
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is an upcoming American adventure comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson. Based on the eponymous short story from the collection of short stories The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character alongside Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Friend, and Richard Ayoade. It is scheduled to be released in 2023 on Netflix.
The film is divided into three chapters with Henry Sugar serving as a connective thread through each one.
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Henry Sugar
- Ralph Fiennes
- Dev Patel
- Ben Kingsley
- Rupert Friend
- Richard Ayoade
In September 2021, Netflix acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company for $686 million. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar project was confirmed on January 7, 2022, the day after it was reported that Wes Anderson was set to write and direct an adaptation of the Roald Dahl short story with Netflix distributing. It was announced that Benedict Cumberbatch would star as Sugar, with Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, and Ben Kingsley joining the cast. Rupert Friend and Richard Ayoade were later added to the cast. Filming began on January 14, 2022 in London.
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- Kroll, Justin (January 12, 2022). "Rupert Friend And Richard Ayoade Join Wes Anderson's Adaptation Of Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 12, 2022.