Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy Teaming for ‘Nine Lives of Louis Wain’ for Amazon, StudioCanal

Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy are set to unite for first time since 2011 in The Nine Lives of Louis Wain, which Amazon has pre-bought U.S.

rights for.The drama — about a real-life Victorian painter — is being helmed by BAFTA-nominated British director Will Sharpe (Flowers), who wrote the script together with Simon Stephenson.

The project is being produced by U.K.

banner Showbox Films alongside Cumberbatch’s own production company SunnyMarch, with backing from StudioCanal and Film4.Wain was an eccentric English artist who was known for his drawings of anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens.

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