Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’ | Photo: YouTube / Screengrab
Washington DC: Makers of the upcoming short film ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’ have unveiled the official trailer.
Taking to Instagram, OTT platform Netflix dropped the trailer which they captioned, “wes anderson takes you into the world of THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR. premiering september 27.”
According to Deadline, a US-based media outlet ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,’ is a 39-minute film adapted from a 1977 short story by Roald Dahl.
Described as an “extremely faithful” adaptation of the tale from The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, the pic centers on Sugar (Benedict Cumberbatch), 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, as per Deadline.
Helmed by Wes Aderson, the film also stars Ralph Fiennes who plays Dahl, and Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley and Richard Ayoade. Anderson, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson are the producers.
Soon after the makers dropped the trailer, fans flooded the comment section with red hearts and fire emoticons.
Another fan wrote, “I can’t wait for this,Mr Cumberbatch.”
A user wrote, “It’s Wes Anderson’s world. We’re just living in it.”
The semi-short premiered out of competition at the 80th Venice Film Festival on September 1. Anderson was feted with the fest’s Glory to the Filmmaker Award during the Lido event.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar will screen in select theatres starting September 20 before it starts streaming on Netflix a week later, reported Deadline.