Wes Anderson’s New Netflix Film Is a ’37-Minute Movie,’ Director Says: ‘I Really Want My Movies to Be Shown’ in Theaters Over Streaming

Wes Anderson announced in an interview with IndieWire that his upcoming Netflix movie “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” based on Roald Dahl’s 1977 short story collection, will only be 37 minutes long.

The film is Anderson’s second Dahl adaptation after “Fantastic Mr.

Fox” and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel and Ben Kingsley.

Notably, “Henry Sugar” marks Anderson’s first Netflix original.

He told IndieWire that collaborating with the streamer was more out of necessity than personal preference.“In my case it’s a little bit of a weird thing,” Anderson said about partnering with Netflix.

“I knew Roald Dahl since before we made ‘Fantastic Mr.

Fox.’ I met Lindsay Dahl, his widow, when we were shooting ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ like 20 years ago.

For years I wanted to do ‘Henry Sugar.’ They set this story aside for me because I was friends with them.

Lindsay kind of handed the torch to Luke,…

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