New Works Based On The Works Of Roald Daul
Some things are simply meant to be together – ham and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and fries. You can’t keep them away from each other. Having one of them by itself you can’t help but think that you’ve left a friend behind. That you somehow forgot to extend them an invitation to the party, and it’s heartbreaking. This September, Netflix will release a series of four short films that will mark a duo fans will hardly be able to discern from each other in the future: Wes Anderson and Roald Dahl.
With an in-theater release date of September 20th, 2023 – and a Netflix release on September 27th – a collection of short stories titled The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, published in 1977 by beloved and eccentric British author Roald Dahl has been produced into a film directed by Wes Anderson.
At the end of September, Netflix will be teasing a promising set of four short films: one on the 27th and another on the 28th, 29th, and 30th. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar will hit Netflix on the 27th, a week after its limited theatrical release.
The Swan, another short story published by Dahl under the Henry Sugar collection of stories, will be released on the 28th. The Ratcatcher, a short story by Dahl that Anderson has described as “a very very strange one” (it can’t be overstated how strange the story may be if Anderson himself chooses to describe it as that), will be released on the 29th. Poison will be released on the 30th.
The four short films will star most of the same actors throughout. Ralph Fiennes returns to work within an Anderson production. The names Ben Kingsley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, and Richard Ayoade – big names on their behalf – join the series of shorts as well.
Dahl and Anderson offer a series of confident and self-conscious absurdities that, at this point, the public awaits anxiously. What a duo. We wish bon-appetit to all audiences. May we suggest a glass of wine to pair these film-watching nights with?
The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar (2023) Official Netflix Trailer