“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” is a Netflix adventure film by star director Wes Anderson and is about a rich man named Henry Sugar who wants to cheat at gambling using special skills. The trailer shows Sugar learning about a man who can see without his eyes. He wants to use this trick to make a lot of money.
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The 39-minute short film is based on the book of short stories of the same name by the British writer Roald Dahl (in German: “I see something that you don’t see”). Netflix secured the adaptation rights to all of the author’s stories in September 2021, who is best known for his children’s book classics such as “Matilda”.
Marvel star Benedict Cumberbatch plays the lead role of Henry Sugar in the new Dahl adaptation. A large star cast can be seen alongside him: from Ralph Fiennes (“Harry Potter”) and Dev Patel (“Modern Love”) to Ben Kingsley (“Dalíland”) and Richard Ayoade (“The IT Crowd”) .
Anyone who has already enjoyed other Wes Anderson films such as “Grand Budapest Hotel” or “Asteroid City” should also definitely watch “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”. The charming short film premieres on September 27th on the streaming service Netflix.
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