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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Trailer Featuring Cumberbatch

STUDIOCANAL, Film4, Shoebox, SunnyMarch and Amazon Studios today debuted the trailer for Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. You can watch the trailer using the player below and you’ll find the poster underneath.

The film will release in theaters on October 22, 2021 and will be available on Amazon Prime Video starting November 5. It is rated PG-13 for some thematic material and strong language.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Trailer Featuring Cumberbatch

The trailer debut offers audiences a preview of Academy Award nominee and BAFTA-winning Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Patrick Melrose, The Imitation Game) as forgotten British artist Louis Wain in the extraordinary true story of a brilliant but troubled soul.

Louis Wain’s fascination with the mysteries of the world is both complicated and deepened when he meets the love of his life Emily, played by Emmy winner and BAFTA nominee Claire Foy (The Crown, First Man).

The film boasts an all-star ensemble supporting cast including Andrea Riseborough (Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Death of Stalin), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Hunger Games), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary, Dumbo), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake, Southcliffe), and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, Vox Lux).

The cast also includes Phoebe Nicholls (The Elephant Man), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Pan, Four Lions, Utopia), Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Richard Ayoade (Soul, The Souvenir), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn, Flowers, The Mighty Boosh) and Sophia di Martino (Loki, Flowers).

It was recently announced that Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Free Guy), Nick Cave (20,000 Days on Earth) and Olivia Colman (The Crown, The Favourite) appear in the film, with Colman narrating.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain received its World Premiere at Telluride Film Festival on September 2, going on to receive its Canadian Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on September 11.

Amazon Studios will release the film theatrically in the US on October 22 and on Prime Video on November 5, with STUDIOCANAL releasing the film in-cinemas across their territories – UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand early in 2022.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is directed by BAFTA winner Will Sharpe (Flowers). The story is by Simon Stephenson (Luca, Paddington 2) and the screenplay by Simon Stephenson and Will Sharpe.

The film is produced by Shoebox Films and SunnyMarch, and financed by STUDIOCANAL and Film4. STUDIOCANAL have sold the film worldwide.

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

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