'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain': 5 things about Benedict Cumberbatch's Amazon movie

The movie follows the life of Louis Wain, an artist whose unique works of cats were an ode to his wife


                            'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain': 5 things about Benedict Cumberbatch's Amazon movie
Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy in 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' (Courtesy of Amazon Studios).
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If you're a Benedict Cumberbatch fan or a cat person, then get ready to tune in to 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain'. The movie, featuring Cumberbatch in the lead role, follows the life of artist Louis Wain whose notably still remains his works of cats. As per the summary of the movie, it is "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."

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When does 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' release and where can you watch it?

You can watch 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' from November 5, 2021 onwards on Amazon Prime Video.

Who stars in the 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' series?

Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch is an award-winning actor, known for his roles in works such as 'What If...?', 'The Power of the Dog', 'Sleep Sound - The Legend of Drizzt', 'The Mauritanian', 'The Courier', 'Good Omens', 'Avengers: Endgame', 'Brexit', 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle' and 'The Grinch'.

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Benedict Cumberbatch attends "The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain" Premiere during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images).

 

The cast also includes Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Sharon Rooney, Aimee Lou Wood, Hayley Squires, Stacy Martin, Phoebe Nicholls, Adeel Akhart, Asim Chauhdry, Taika Waititi, Crystal Clarke, Daniel Rigby, Richard Ayoade, Julia Barratt, Nick Cave, Olivia Colman

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What is 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' all about

As per the movie's synopsis -- "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). The Electrical Life of Louis Wain arrives to US theaters October 22 and Prime Video US on November 5."

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy in 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' (Courtesy of Amazon Studios).

 

Who are the showrunners? 

Will Sharpe
Sharpe is an actor, writer and director. His directorial works include 'Flowers' and 'The Darkest Universe', 'Black Pond' and 'Gokiburi'. He also wrote the screenplay for 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain'.

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Simon Stephenson
Stephenson is a writer. His works include 'Luca', 'Paddington 2', 'Eleventh Hour', 'Eleventh Hour' and 'Wise Guys'. He also serves as the executive producer for 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain'.

Trailer

You can watch the trailer here!


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