WILL SHARPE’S “THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN” STARRING BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AND CLAIRE FOY WORLD PREMIERE AT TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
STUDIOCANAL, Film4, Shoebox, SunnyMarch, and Amazon Studios today debut the first clip from Will Sharpe’s THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN, ahead of the film’s World Premiere at Telluride Film Festival this past week.
The clip debut offers audiences a first glimpse of Academy Award® Nominee and BAFTA-winning 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 Emmy® Winner and BAFTA Nominee 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 received its World Premiere at Telluride this past week on Thursday, 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) and is written by Simon Stephenson (Luca, Paddington 2) and Will Sharpe. Story by Simon Stephenson. The film is produced by Shoebox Films and SunnyMarch and financed by STUDIOCANAL & Film4. STUDIOCANAL has sold the film worldwide.
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