About to arrive The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, the new biopic interpreted by Benedict Cumberbatch and produced by Amazon Studios, who will take care of its distribution on the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, what is it about?
Louis Wain he is full of creativity, despite his life in the 1980s of the 19th century oscillating between the pleasant and the dizzying. To support his widowed mother and five younger sisters, the academically trained artist sells animal drawings at the village fair. His skill and speed of execution in portraiture impress everyone, but his often turbulent vision of the world and of those who inhabit it keeps him away from contact with people.
That is until he hires a kind and curious housekeeper for his young sisters, Emily Richardson, which lights up his life in a way he never expected. Love blossoms despite the social gap and the disapproval of her stern sister Caroline, second oldest and second in command.
This is the official synopsis from The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, film biographical which follows the events, precisely, of Louis Wain, an English artist who lived between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and established himself in particular for his eccentric paintings depicting anthropomorphic cats with big eyes. A brilliant man inspired by both his love for the world and his love for his wife Emily.
What else do we know about the new film with Benedict Cumberbatch?
Recently presented in world premiere at the Telluride Festival and, more recently, on the occasion of the Toronto Festival, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is directed by Will Sharpe, winner of a BAFTA award and who for this title also appears as a co-writer, taking care of the script together with Simon Stephenson, the latter author of the story from which the film is adapted and of which we remember previous works such as Paddington 2 e Luca.
As for the cast of The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, the painter will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch, actor best known for his lead role in the series Sherlock and that we will recently see on the big and small screen also in The power of the dog (The Power of the Dog) and in Spider-Man: No Way Home, both of which will be released in December.
Next to the British actor we will see then Claire Foy as the artist’s wife, Emily. In the cast there will also be other big names such as Olivia Colman (the narrator), Sophia Di Martino, Taika Waititi, Stacy Martin, Hayley Squires, Sharon Rooney, Aimee Lou Wood, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Adeel Akhtar, Julian Barratt e Asim Chaudhry.
Produced by Guy Heeley, Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke e Ed Clarke, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain will be released in select US theaters starting October 22. It will then be available in streaming on Amazon Prime Video from November 5. Pending the release of the film, we leave you the first one here official trailer released by Amazon: