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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

September 27, 2023
Status: released

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The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Movie Details:

Based on“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” by Roald Dahl
Country United States
Language English
Release dateSeptember 1, 2023 (Venice)
September 20, 2023 (United States)
September 27, 2023 (Netflix)
Running time39min
Age ratingPG
StarringRalph Fiennes
Benedict Cumberbatch
Dev Patel
Ben Kingsley
Richard Ayoade
Directed by Wes Anderson
Screenplay byWes Anderson
Produced byWes Anderson
Steven Rales
Jeremy Dawson
Cinematography by Robert Yeoman
Edited by Barney Pilling
Andrew Weisblum
Production CompanyIndian Paintbrush
American Empirical Pictures
Distributor Netflix

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Henry Sugar / Max Engelman
  • Ralph Fiennes as Roald Dahl / The Policeman
  • Dev Patel as Dr. Chatterjee / John Winston
  • Ben Kingsley as Imdad Khan / The Dealer
  • Richard Ayoade as Dr. Marshall / The Great Yogi
  • David Gant as Casino Croupier
  • Jarvis Cocker cameos as a casino receptionist and several friends of Henry Sugar.


A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill of cheating at gambling.

About The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar Movie:

Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, or simply The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, is an American fantasy short film written, co-produced, and directed by Wes Anderson.

The film is based on the eponymous short story contained in the 1977 collection The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl, it is the second film adaptation of a Dahl work directed by Anderson, following Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009.

In September 2021, Netflix acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company for $686 million.

The film was confirmed on January 7, 2022, the day after it was reported that Wes Anderson was set to write and direct an adaptation of the Roald Dahl short story with Netflix distributing.

Filming began on January 14, 2022, in London.

This is Wes Anderson and Ralph Fiennes’ first collaboration together after The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).

This is Wes Anderson’s first movie made for a streaming service.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2023, and received a limited theatrical release on September 20, 2023.

The film was initially set for a streaming release on October 13, 2023, but was released on Netflix on September 27, 2023.