Amazon Studios will release “THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN” in theaters October 22nd, 2021 and on Prime Video November 5th, 2021
Directed by: Will Sharpe
Story by: Simon Stephenson; Screenplay by Simon Stephenson and Will Sharpe
Starring: Taika Waititi, Aimee Lou Wood, Benedict Cumberbatch
Run Time: 1h 51min
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
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).
In select theaters 10/22 on Amazon Prime 11/5
Story by Simon Stephenson (Luca, Paddington 2), screenplay by Simon Stephenson and Will Sharpe.
BAFTA winner Will Sharpe (Flowers)
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), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, Vox Lux), 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.