In what can only be described as cinematic magic, Dev Patel has joined the A-list set of Wes Anderson’s new film, which is an adaptation of Roald Dahl. The wonderful story of Henry Sugar. The actor will share the screen with Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley for the Netflix production.
The vintage flair and symmetrical composition of critically acclaimed filmmaker Wes Anderson meets once again the glamor and talent of Tinseltown’s biggest names, this time for his latest venture, a feature film for Netflix based on a popular tale by the novelist. British beloved Roald Dahl.
Film starring Dev Patel is based on a 1977 Dahl novel for older children
We’re excited to announce that the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) and Netflix are joining forces to present some of the world’s most beloved stories to current and future fans in creative and innovative ways.
“We are now about to visit the most wonderful places and see the most wonderful things.” pic.twitter.com/NIiBeStJm2
– Netflix (@netflix) September 22, 2021
First published in 1977, The wonderful story of Henry Sugar and six others centers on the question “If you could see with your eyes closed, would you use your power for good or for personal gain?” The only confirmed role is that of Cumberbatch, who will play protagonist Henry Sugar. Production is slated to begin in the UK this month, just as Anderson wraps up work on City of asteroids, according to ANI News.
This is one of the first Dahl adaptations announced since the streaming device acquired the rights to the author’s work, which includes classics like Mathilde and Charlie and the chocolate factory. As for Anderson, the film happens to be his second rodeo with Dahl’s work, the first being an Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated film titled Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on the author’s 1970 children’s novel.
Fans take to Twitter to express excitement over Patel’s collaboration with Anderson
dev patel led by wes anderson is literally everything i ever wanted
– erin m. brady (@erinmartina) January 7, 2022
As soon as the news broke on the interwebs, fans took to Twitter to express their excitement. A user named Freya wrote: “Dev Patel in a Wes Anderson movie looks like a fever dream.” Another added: “Dev Patel in a Wes Anderson movie? Let’s go! “
dev patel in a wes anderson movie i prayed for times like these
– should we invite bella hadid? (@riverindale) January 8, 2022
Patel is new to the usual star cast that Anderson always has on board for his quirky features and has already had a few months of success with his role in the popular medieval feature film. The green knight as well as his upcoming directorial debut Monkey man. We’re all about this cinematic excellence!