British actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and Dev Patel will make up the cast of the upcoming film by American filmmaker Wes Anderson, who will begin filming in the UK this month for his adaptation of the short story series. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six Moreby Welsh author Roald Dahl.
Kingsley, Oscar winner for Gandhi (1982), will return to work with Fiennes after the Schindler’s List (1993) and will join Cumberbatch, known for his roles in The enigma code (2014) and Doctor Strange in the Marvel universe, as well as Patel, the protagonist of Who wants to be a millionaire?, the best film of 2008, according to the Hollywood Academy.
The Netflix production will begin filming this month in Great Britain under the direction of Anderson, who adapted the short story series. after the streaming platform bought the rights to the Roald Dahl Story Company in the spring of last year.
Ben Kingsley is one of those summoned by Wes Anderson for his new film project. Photo AP Photo / Evan Agostini
The deal is a very lucrative deal that will give you access to the entire work of the Welsh author that in the middle of the 20th century became a best seller with its narratives with dark touches for children.
No clear clues
As reported by the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter, it is not entirely clear since when Anderson began working on the script, since the director, known for The eccentric Tenenbaum (2001) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), is an admirer of Dahl’s work and had already adapted the novel to animation cinema Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.
The collection of short stories, published in 1982, centers on Henry Sugar, a man who steals a book that allows him to see through objects and predict the future, leading him to a series of misadventures with mobsters and the need to work. with a Hollywood makeup artist to change her appearance, in addition to developing orphanages around the world.
Benedict Cumberbatch, from “civil”, goes from the unfolding of the Marvel universe to the introspection of his character in The Power of the Dog. Photo Joel Ryan / Invision / AP
While it was not disclosed what roles Patel, Fiennes and Kingsley will play, Cumberbatch is confirmed to play the lead role in Sugar, which will work to link upcoming stories from that literary universe.
Cumberbatch in his glory hour
Precisely Cumberbatch, who played a brilliant Sherlock Holmes for four seasons, in a BBC production that linked him to Marty Freeman in the role of Watson, comes to the new realization with sheet metal. great Oscar nominee for his leading role in the film The power of the dog.
For this performance, as ambiguous as it is great, according to the criticism published by this newspaper, the actor was awarded by the Critics Circle of New York, as well as Jane Campion and Kodi. “His is a character to discover, who hides more than he brags”, Pablo Scholz described with success about the brilliant accomplishment of Campion.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays his character brilliantly in The Power of the Dog. Photo Kirsty Griffin / Netflix via AP
The director defined the actor as “someone capable of doing something unexpected.” And he himself rescues that ability, putting it into play with a certain anodyne character that is awarded.
“In my personal description I always fit in a bunch of really boring parenthesesFor this reason, the otherness of the characters always attracts me, the experience of a life so different from my own, ”he said during an interview with the New York Times. And if so, welcome those parentheses.
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