Following the release of 2021’s The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson is returning to screens with a second adaptation of a Roald Dahl story – 12 years after his Oscar-nominated version of Fantastic Mr Fox.
The adaptation of the short story The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar will be released on Netflix, which recently purchased rights to Dahl’s full catalogue. First published in 1977, the story follows a magical gambler who gains the power to see through cards. Benedict Cumberbatch will play the lead role, with more announcements to follow.
Netflix acquired Dahl’s full catalogue from the Roald Dahl Story Company in September 2021. This includes two TV shows from Jojo Rabbit’s Taika Waititi, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Oompa Loompas, and an animated series based on The Twits.