Wes Anderson directs Roald Dahl starring Benedict Cumberbatch | Currently

Wes Anderson goes book The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six Others By Roald Dahl in a movie for the Netflix streaming service. The lead role will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch, reports variety Friday.

According to the site’s sources, British actors Ralph Fiennes, Dave Patel and Ben Kingsley have also joined in. Production will begin this month in London.

the book The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six Others (known in Dutch as The Great Story of Hendrik Meyer and Six Other Stories) was published in 1977. It is a collection of seven short stories for older children.

Cumberbatch plays Henry Sugar in the film. This is the second time that Anderson has portrayed a book by the British author. In 2009 came wonderful mr. Fox From which he had made a stop motion animated film. This is a recording technique in which each frame is recorded individually.

The voices for this film were provided by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Willem Dafoe, and others.

Several Dahl movie adjustments to the timeline

Netflix acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company in 2018 and plans to produce several shows based on the author’s work. Live streaming service with Sony and Working Title working on musical adaptation of children’s book Matilda

There are also plans for a series based on the children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryDirected by Taika Waititi, known for films jojo rabbit And the Searching for Wilder

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