It hasn’t even been a year since Asteroid City came out in digital and Wes Anderson is already coming out with his next project starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Ben Kingsley.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar comes to Netflix later this month, and we now have our first trailer—and it’s every bit as meticulously framed as you would expect from a Wes Anderson film. Watch this:
The official description reads:
A beloved Roald Dahl story about 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.
While fans would think that Henry Sugar would be a film, it’s actually categorized more as a short, with a runtime of 37 minutes. Cumberbatch plays the titular Henry Sugar, and Ralph Fiennes will play the part of famous children’s author Roald Dahl.
Though Dahl is best known for his work on children’s literature like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, his book The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More is considered to be one of his more adult-oriented works. It was published back in 1977, and was said to be written during different eras in Dahl’s life.
With Anderson’s flair for the period, this looks like an interesting lens to see through the work of someone like Dahl. Now I’m just itching for what a Wes Anderson-directed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie would look like.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar comes to Netflix on Sept. 27.