StudioCanal has released a poster and trailer for The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, the upcoming biographical drama from director Will Sharpe which tells the story of the extraordinary life of the eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch) from the late 1800’s through to the 1930s; watch it here…
The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public’s perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the “electrical” mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).
Joining Cumberbatch in the cast of The Electrical Life of Louis Wain are Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Sharon Rooney, Aimee Lou Wood, Hayley Squires, Stacy Martin, Phoebe Nicholls, Adeel Akhtar, Asim Chaudhry, Richard Ayoade, Julian Barratt, Sophia di Martino, Taika Waititi, Nick Cave, and Olivia Colman.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain arrives in UK cinemas on October 22nd, and on Amazon Prime Video on November 5th.