Benedict Cumberbatch’s new Roald Dahl adaptation reveals trailer

Netflix has unveiled a trailer for the first of four new Roald Dahl adaptations.

A collection of short films from legendary director Wes Anderson will launch on the streaming service later this month.

The American filmmaker previously directed his much-loved animated version of Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009, and this time has turned his hand to four of Dahl’s short stories.

Leading the cast of the first film, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, is Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar tells the story of a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.

The other three titles are The Swan, The Rat Catcher, and Poison.

When are the release dates?

The films will debut over the course of a week, exclusively on Netflix, with The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar premiering on Wednesday 27 September.

The Swan follows on Thursday 28 September, with The Rat Catcher dropping on Friday 29 September.

The final film, Poison, arrives on Saturday 30 September.

Watch the trailer for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar here:

Benedict Cumberbatch will be joined across Anderson’s quartet of short films by Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter), Rupert Friend (Asteroid City), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), and Ben Kingsley (Hugo), with the rotating cast of actors taking on multiple roles.

“I liked the idea, right off the bat, of having a little company play the whole film,” Anderson explained to Netflix. “They took it and did it. You hand it to them, and then you step back and watch.”

Netflix’s wonderful adaptation of Matilda the Musical is already streaming right now, starring Emma Thompson (Love Actually) and Lashana Lynch (No Time to Die).

Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar book is available on Amazon.