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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Ahead of the film’s World Premiere at Telluride Film Festival today, the first clip debuted from Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.

The clip debut offers audiences a first glimpse of Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Patrick Melrose, The Imitation Game) as forgotten British artist Louis Wain in the extraordinary true story of a brilliant but troubled soul, whose fascination with the mysteries of the world is both complicated and deepened when he meets the love of his life Emily, played by Claire Foy (The Crown, First Man).

The film boasts an impressive ensemble supporting cast including Andrea Riseborough (Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Death of Stalin), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Hunger Games), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary, Dumbo), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, Southcliffe), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, Vox Lux), Phoebe Nicholls (The Elephant Man), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Pan, Four Lions, Utopia), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Richard Ayoade (Soul, The Souvenir) and Julian Barratt (Mindhorn, Flowers, The Mighty Boosh) and Sophia di Martino (Loki, Flowers). It was recently announced that Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Free Guy), Nick Cave (20,000 Days on Earth) and Olivia Colman (The Crown, The Favourite) appear in the film, with Colman narrating.

The film will receive its World Premiere at Telluride on September 2, with its Canadian Premiere following at Toronto International Film Festival on September 11. Amazon Studios will release the film theatrically and on Prime Video later this year, with Studiocanal releasing the film in-cinemas across their territories – UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand early in 2022.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is directed by BAFTA winner Will Sharpe (Flowers).

Watch the first clip from The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.

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