It’s a second strong week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart for John Wick: Chapter 4.
It’s a second strong week at Number 1 on the Official Film Chart for John Wick: Chapter 4.
Wes Anderson‘s latest Roald Dahl adaptation is set to arrive on Netflix this week.The acclaimed director’s retelling of the 1977 story The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is his latest adaptation of one of Dahl’s stories, having previously helmed Fantastic Mr. Fox, which earned Oscar nominations for Animated Feature and Original Score in 2010.Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, and Richard Ayoade all star in the short film, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival at the beginning of this month.Per the official synopsis, the 39-minute film tells the story of a rich man who, after learning about a guru who can see without using his eyes, attempts to use the skill to cheat at gambling.Find all the details of when it when be available to watch below.The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar will be available to watch on the streaming platform on September 27 at 8am BST in the UK, which is 12am PT/3am ET in the US.Netflix released a trailer earlier this month.
Lise Pedersen LYON, France — Four-time Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón and “Time Bandits” helmer Terry Gilliam will join a star director-studded lineup at this year’s Lumière Film Festival including Wes Anderson, Alexander Payne and Wim Wenders. Cuarón (“Roma,” “Gravity”) is returning to Lyon – where he was a guest of honor in 2018 – to present a selection of films by Swiss filmmaker Alain Tanner (“Charles Dead or Alive,” “The Salamander,” “Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000”).
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Phil Johnston (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) has adapted The Twits, the children’s novel penned by Roald Dahl in the 1980s, into an animated feature set to hit Netflix in 2025.
Despite fears for the future of film in the new, seemingly disposable digital era, there are still many auteurs holding on out there in the modern movie landscape. For example, there’s Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and even Michael Bay (for, as director Tarsem said of the latter’s work, “You may not like it, but you know who made it”). But few directors are as instantly recognizable as Wes Anderson. Nothing happens by accident in a Wes Anderson movie: the camera moves are perfectly choreographed — sideways tracking shots are a specialty — and the sets don’t even begin to aim for realism. Clothes are tailored, hair and makeup is scrutinized all the way down to lipstick and nail polish, and music is key, creating a subtle, sometimes melancholy and always wholly effective emotional backdrop.
Netflix has released the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar – check it out below.Based on the short story by Roald Dahl, the upcoming short film follows wealthy man Henry Sugar (Benedict Cumberbatch) who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes, a skill Sugar then sets out to master in order to cheat at gambling.Other cast members include Ralph Fiennes as Roald Dahl, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Friend and Richard Ayoade.It’s one of four short films arriving on Netflix later this month based on Dahl’s works. Following The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar on September 27, Anderson’s other three shorts include Swan (September 28), The Ratcatcher (September 29) and Poison (September 30).The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar is written, directed and co-produced by Anderson.
Welcome back to the whimsical world of Roald Dahl.
Sophia Scorziello editor Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a rich London bachelor in the trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming short film “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.” Adapted from a collection of short stories, titled “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More,” by acclaimed children’s fiction writer Roald Dahl, Anderson’s film premiered out of competition at the Venice Film Festival this year — prompting a four-minute ovation — and will release on Netflix on Sept. 27. “It’s hard to say whether Wes Anderson’s sensibility is perfectly suited to that of Roald Dahl or the other way around,” wrote Peter Debruge in his review out of Venice.
Wonka director Paul King has praised Timothée Chalamet’s “beautiful” singing voice, saying the actor’s vocal work while filming the prequel fiml reminded him of 1930s icon Bing Crosby.King spoke of Chalamet’s performance as the titular chocolatier in a recent interview with Total Film. The director, who previously helmed both instalments of the Paddington film franchise, said Chalamet showcased “quite a range” while singing multiple music numbers throughout Wonka.“[Chalamet]’s got a beautiful singing voice,” King said.
Paul King, director of Wonka, is teasing the film and Timothée Chalamet’s singing voice. The filmmaker compared Chalamet to Bing Crosby.
Timothée Chalamet‘s got quite the voice, apparently!
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Timothée Chalamet’s “Wonka” director Paul King recently told Total Film magazine that his singing voice in the upcoming Warner Bros. family adventure is “beautiful” and reminiscent of Bing Crosby, whose rendition of “White Christmas” remains the world’s best-selling single of all time with over 100 million sales. Chalamet is playing a younger version of the eponymous chocolatier in the film, which follows Willy Wonka as he attempts to open up his first chocolate shop.
Naman Ramachandran London’s National Theatre has unveiled the complete ensemble cast for Roald Dahl’s “The Witches,” a co-production with the Roald Dahl Story Company. The stage musical is directed by Lyndsey Turner (“The Crucible”), features book and lyrics by Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood (“Mosquitoes”) along with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”). Based on the 1983 novel by Dahl, the musical follows an English boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating societies of witches secretly exist in every country.
Wes Anderson has revealed that his next feature film project will be simpler in terms of its production scale and with a more compact cast, after his ensemble works The French Dispatch and Asteroid City.
British author Roald Dahl has long been referred to as one of the best storytellers for children of the 20th century, a seemingly flattering but objectively flawed observation. Dahl is, after all, not just one of the best storytellers for children of the 20th century.
Wes Anderson beamed with joy as his 40-minute short film “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” received a nearly 4-minute standing ovation at its Venice Film Festival premiere. Prior to the screening, Anderson was presented with Cartier’s Glory to the Filmmaker Award, which was presented to him by his frequent collaborator Alexandre Desplat.
Peter Debruge Chief Film Critic It’s hard to say whether Wes Anderson’s sensibility is perfectly suited to that of Roald Dahl or the other way around. Whichever it may be, the “Fantastic Mr. Fox” author’s “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” seems to have found its ideal screen incarnation in the “Fantastic Mr.
Wes Anderson arrived on the Lido this morning with The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, his second film of the year and his latest Roald Dahl adaptation following 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Ellise Shafer Wes Anderson has confirmed that his Roald Dahl “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” anthology will eventually include three more short films of the author’s stories: “The Swan,” “Poison” and “The Ratcatcher.” During the Venice Film Festival press conference for the 37-minute “Henry Sugar” on Friday, Anderson teased the forthcoming “very, very strange” short films. “There’s another one that’s in the ‘Henry Sugar’ collection that’s called ‘The Swan,’ we’ve done that with Rupert Friend,” Anderson said. “We did a very old one called ‘Poison,’ which is one I always loved… And then we’ve also done a very, very strange one called ‘Ratcatcher,’ which is from a book called ‘Claud’s Dog,’ a kind of obscure Dahl book set in the Eastern part of England.
At Home With The Furys scored Netflix a rare entry in the UK’s highest-rated television shows after its first episode was seen by 2.6M viewers.
Michaela Zee Netflix has unveiled its complete film slate for this fall, including Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire,” Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro,” Wes Anderson’s short “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” and much more. The fall film slate features 28 movies that will be released on the streamer beginning in September.
Bruce Willis wasn’t credited for his part in a Quentin Tarantino movie due to bizarre rule breach, he has revealed.Willis made an appearance in 1995’s Four Rooms, Tarantino’s often-criticised adaptation of a series of Roald Dahl books.However, Willis didn’t accept payment for the role as he was doing it as a favour to the director.As a result, it was against Screen Actors Guild (SAG) rules to give him a credit for the role, so he remains uncredited for the appearance.Elsewhere, Tarantino reportedly wants to give Willis his last-ever film appearance. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that the Die Hard actor had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, an uncommon form of the disease that “causes problems with behaviour and language”.It comes after the actor was previously diagnosed with aphasia, which forced the actor to retire from his profession.However, it is now being reported by The Daily Express that Tarantino – who is lining up his next film The Movie Critic – would like Willis for a small role in the film.
Wes Anderson‘s latest Roald Dahl adaptation has set a Netflix release date of September 27.Anderson writes and directs the short film, which is a retelling of Dahl’s 1977 story The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. The director previously helmed Fantastic Mr. Fox, which earned Oscar nominations for Animated Feature and Original Score in 2010.Per the official synopsis, the 39-minute film tells the story of a rich man who, after learning about a guru who can see without using his eyes, attempts to use the skill to cheat at gambling.Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, and Richard Ayoade all star in the short film, which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival before arriving on Netflix.“For years I wanted to do Henry Sugar,” Anderson told IndieWire earlier this year.
yank six titles — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “On Beyond Zebra!” — from print in 2021, citing supposedly offensive content in the picture books.And, over the decades, Richard Scarry’s classic children’s books have been retroactively tinkered with time and again by sensitivity readers. Editors sought to counteract gender stereotypes… by making a policeman bear a policewoman bear, and swapping an illustration of a mom cat pushing a stroller out for a dad cat.Not even “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is safe.
Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Wes Anderson will be honored at the 80th Venice Film Festival, which runs Aug. 30-Sept. 9.
Wes Anderson will be honored with the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, running from August 30th to September 9.
Jackass star Wee Man has criticised Hugh Grant‘s casting as an Oompa-Loompa in Wonka.Directed by Paul King (Paddington), the upcoming film is based on the universe created in Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Timothée Chalamet plays the lead role of Willy Wonka, in what’s billed as a prequel to the 1971 film adaptation.Grant’s casting was revealed during CinemaCon 2023 at the Warner Bros.
Hugh Grant Being Cast as Oompa Loompa in New ‘Wonka’ Film Criticized by Actor with Dwarfism
Hugh Grant's casting in the upcoming prequel,, is being criticized by actors with dwarfism.In the trailer for the film, which was released earlier this month, Grant is seen as an Oompa Loompa, the name Roald Dahl used for the group of diminutive factory workers in his 1964 novel .While it's not clear if any actors with dwarfism are featured in the upcoming film, Oompa Loompas were played by actors with dwarfism in two previous films based on Roald Dahl's book.In a new interview from the BBC, George Coppen, an actor with dwarfism, said he believes the role should have been given to an actor with the condition. «A lot of actors [with dwarfism] feel like we are being pushed out of the industry we love,» Coppen told the outlet.He continued, «A lot of people, myself included, argue that dwarfs should be offered everyday roles in dramas and soaps, but we aren't getting offered those roles.
Casting Hugh Grant as an Oompa-Loompa in the upcoming musical Wonka is not sitting well with some actors.
Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa in Wonka.Directed by Paul King (Paddington), the upcoming film is based on the universe created in Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Timothée Chalamet plays the lead role of Willy Wonka, in what’s billed as a prequel to the 1971 film adaptation.George Coppen, who is best known for playing Sweet Cupid in Netflix’s The School For Good And Evil, believes the Oompa Loompa role should have been given to an actor with dwarfism.Speaking to the BBC, Coppen said: “A lot of actors [with dwarfism] feel like we are being pushed out of the industry we love.“A lot of people, myself included, argue that dwarfs should be offered everyday roles in dramas and soaps, but we aren’t getting offered those roles.
The Beano has undergone a transformation in the hope of being more representative of modern Britain. The consultancy firm who helped re-write Roald Dahl books to remove offensive material, Inclusive Minds, have been involved in the transformation of the Scots comic which celebrates its 85th birthday this year.
revealed to Rolling Stone that the “Dune” actor was able to beat out the likes of Donald Glover, Ezra Miller and Ryan Gosling for the role of the famed chocolatier Willy Wonka — without auditioning — on the strength of a few YouTube clips of an all-singing, all-dancing young Chalamet. NYC native Chalamet attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, graduating in 2013.King was surprised by “how good he was,” realizing he’d found the right whimsical fit for the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” prequel musical.“It was a straight offer because he’s great and he was the only person in my mind who could do it,” King said.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Despite reports over the years that Warner Bros. was courting the likes of Donald Glover, Ezra Miller and Ryan Gosling to play Willy Wonka, it was only Timothée Chalamet who got the offer to lead director Paul King’s prequel musical “Wonka.” And Chalamet didn’t even have to audition. King recently told Rolling Stone that he was a Chalamet “stan” and thus knew the actor had the singing and dancing chops required to play Wonka. “It was a straight offer because he’s great and he was the only person in my mind who could do it,” King said. “But because he’s Timothée Chalamet and his life is so absurd, his high school musical performances are on YouTube and have hundreds of thousands of views. So I knew from stanning for Timmy Chalamet that he could sing and dance really well.”
In the much-anticipated musical prequel titled Wonka, Timothée Chalamet takes on the role of the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka – but he's overshadowed by a late arrival in the short clip. The trailer for the latest adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale was released on Wednesday and showcases a star-studded cast including Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key, Matt Baynton, and Matt Lucas.
Wonka.Directed by Paul King (Paddington), the prequel film sees Timothée Chalamet take on the iconic character, who originates from Roald Dahl’s 1964 novel Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.Wonka also boasts a star-studded supporting cast, including Keegan-Michael Key, Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant, Jim Carter, and Matt Lucas.As shown in the trailer, Wonka serves as a prequel to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and follows Willy Wonka in his youth prior to the opening of his factory. As such, unlike past screen versions of the character, Wonka will be largely unshackled from Dahl’s source material.
At just 27, Timothée Chalamet has played a wide range of characters already in his career. There’s plenty of precocious and/or troubled youths in his filmography, like the upstart Henry V in “The King,” Frank Herbert‘s hero Paul Atreides, or the cannibal drifter Lee in “Bones And All.” But this winter, Chalamet plays an altogether different type of young man in the first musical of his career: Willy Wonka in Paul King‘s “Wonka.” READ MORE: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2023 King’s prequel to Roald Dahl‘s 1964 novel “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory,” “Wonka” sees Chalamet don the eccentric candymaker’s top hot and cane after Peter Sellers and Johnny Depp.
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