Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy stars of Avengers: Endgame and First Man, The Girl in the Spider’s Web respectively will be interested to know that principal photography will commence on their new film LOUIS WAIN mid-August 2019 will start shooting in London. Also starring will be Andrea Riseborough (Mindhorn) and Toby Jones (Kaleidoscope).
Directed by BAFTA nominated Will Sharpe the Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy film is directed by Will Sharpe and written by him & Simon Stephenson.
Louise Wain was a British artist Louis Wain and his is an extraordinary true story of a brilliant man inspired by both his love of the world and the love of his life Emily played by Claire Foy. Famous for his distinctive paintings of cats that inspired hearts and minds around the world, Louis Wain is a loveable inspirational hero with a courageous and infectious spirit, who saw the world in a unique and delightful way throughout his long life full of adventure, continually inspiring people to do the same.
Benedict Cumberbatch said “I am thrilled by the prospect of playing the courageous, playful spirit that is Louis Wain and to be producing such a special film. …….. Together we plan to bring audiences a sincerely uplifting, playful, thought provoking tale of resilience, creativity and the enduring power of love”.
Will Sharpe said “I feel very excited to be working on this story about the little known but unique and inspiring Louis Wain. Benedict, Claire, Andrea, Toby – it’s a dream cast and we have a fantastic team behind the camera too. It’s going to be a real pleasure to build this world with such a wonderful group of people”.
Wain suffered from schizophrenia thought to be bought about by a parasite found in cat poo and was committed to the paupers ward of a mental health institution.
The Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy film is financed by STUDIOCANAL & Film4 who will release the film in their territories UK, France, Germany, Australia/NZ selling worldwide. AMAZON will release in the USA.