Wes Anderson Welcomes Us to The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar in New Trailer: Watch
Netflix has shared the first official trailer for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, the upcoming short film from Wes Anderson adapted from Roald Dahl’s short story of the same name. After debuting at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month, the project will land on streaming Wednesday, September 27th.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar stars leading man Benedict Cumberbatch as a compulsive gambler who devises a new method of cheating after he learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes. Ralph Fiennes will also star in the film as Dahl, while Dev Patel, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Richard Ayoade round out the ensemble cast.
This is the second time Anderson has brought a Dahl story to the screen, the first being 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. In an interview with IndieWire earlier this year, he explained that he’d long been wanting to write a screenplay for Henry Sugar and that the Dahl family had even given him dibs to adapt it. While premiering the short film in Venice, he weighed in on edits publishers recently made to Dahl’s books to make them “less offensive.”
Watch the very symmetrical trailer for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar below.