The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is an upcoming American short film which is being directed by the legendary Wes Anderson. The film is based on the short story contained in the 1977 collection ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More’ by Roald Dahl. The film is the second adaptation of Roald Dahl’s work (Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009).
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar first premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. Being a Wes Anderson movie, it received positive reviews and fans are excited about it. American Empirical Pictures along with Indian Paintbrush will be producing the short film. Here’s everything you need to know about the short film.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Release Date
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar was premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2023. After this, it had a limited theatrical release in New York and California on September 20, 2023. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is all set to be released on Netflix on September 27, 2023.
The film was initially set to release on October 13, 2023, before being rescheduled.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Plot
Apart from being adapted from the book, the key selling point for the movie is that it is being directed by Wes Anderson. Wes’s movies have a very unique and distinctive structure to them and based on the early reviews, this is going to be another Wes Anderson classic.
The series revolves around the life of Henry Sugar, a wealthy man, who wants to gain the ability of ‘The Man Who Sees Without Using His Eyes’. He steals the book from the man who has now died and after 3 years of practice, he learns the skill.
He uses his newfound abilities to establish orphanages around the world. Along with an accountant and a make-up artist, he takes up various disguises and makes use of his skills at casinos to make money.
The film was originally reported to be a feature film but Wes Anderson stated in June of 2023 that is a collection of short films.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: Cast
The cast list for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar has been confirmed. Here’s a look at all the A-listers that will be starring in the films, along with the characters they are playing.
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Henry Sugar
- Ralph Fiennes as Roald Dahl
- Dev Patel as Dr. Chatterjee
- Ben Kingsley as Imdad Khan
- Rupert Friend as Claud
- Richard Ayoade as Dr. Marshall
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: Trailer
Netflix has released the official trailer for the film. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is all set to premiere on Netflix on September 27, 2023.