Wes Anderson will direct and write The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, based on Roald Dahl's 1977 story, for Netflix, Deadline reported, adding that the "original book is made up of several short stories, and while it's unknown which ones would be covered in this project, sources do say it would consist of three mini-films similar to the Coen brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Production is expected to start next week in London."
Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title role, with Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, and Ben Kingsley joining the cast, sources told Deadline. Anderson's previous adaptation of the author's work, Fantastic Mr. Fox, was an Oscar-winning animated film. Netflix acquired the Roald Dahl catalogue last September.