Wes Anderson & Netflix Release Trailer For First Roald Dahl Short Film
By Mikelle Leow, 15 Sep 2023
Video screenshot via Netflix
Netflix is tantalizing audiences’ desire for the whimsy with not one, not two, but four Wes Anderson adaptations of Roald Dahl stories.
The first, an on-screen imagination of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, comes 14 years after Anderson’s Roald Dahl debut, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Unlike the stop-motion animation, Henry Sugar isn’t feature-length. It’s the first Wes Anderson short, with a run time of only 39 minutes.
Now, you can get a snapshot of those 39 minutes with the new official trailer that the streamer has just released.
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character, the tale—hailing from The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More short story collection—chronicles the journey of a rich man as he acquires the skills of a master who can see without his eyes, all for the sake of making a windfall by cheating at gambling. Cumberbatch is joined by Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Friend, and Richard Ayoade.
The short premiered at the Venice International Film Festival to much fanfare, leaving it with a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Henry Sugar will debut on Netflix on September 27, while three others from this Wes Anderson and Roald Dahl anthology series ordered by the streaming giant—The Swan, The Ratcatcher, and Poison—will drop on September 28, 29, and 30 respectively.
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