Marvel and Skins stars join Benedict Cumberbatch’s Netflix movie

Stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Leather, James Bond, The IT crowd and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series have all joined Benedict Cumberbatch for a major Netflix project: one of its Roald Dahl adaptations.

The streaming giant acquired the rights to the author’s catalog in September and has signed up for the Dahl tab and eccentric director Wes Anderson as leader The wonderful story of Henry Sugar, both in terms of writing and getting behind the camera.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Ralph Fiennes, Sir Ben Kingsley and Dev Patel have signed up for the project. In the meantime Deadline has reported that Richard Ayoade and Rupert Friend are also part of the cast.

Marvel and Skins stars join Benedict Cumberbatch’s Netflix movie

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It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Production is set to start in London next week.

Netflix is ​​also developing a series based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as well as an adaptation of Matilda stage music.

The latter is a collaboration with Sony Pictures, which is releasing it in theaters in December, and has Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull (iconic), Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, Stephen Graham as Mr Wormwood and comedian Sindhu Vee as The Librarian.

Cumberbatch and Ayoade recently played together in Louis Wain’s electrical life, which has just been released in the UK, and we at Digital Spy really enjoyed it.

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Related: Dev Patel recalls “brutal” criticism of his appearance while on Leather

Our review reads: “We know your immediate reaction to Louis Wain’s electrical life could be that it’s just another biopic with Benedict Cumberbatch, especially since he’s no stranger to playing real roles.

“But, the reality is that it’s a unique biopic that charms and entertains you before it breaks your heart and leaves a lasting impression.”

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