Official trailer released for Will Sharpe’s ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Claire Foy!

Studiocanal, Film4, Shoebox, SunnyMarch and Amazon Studios have released the official trailer for Will Sharpe’s upcoming biographical drama, THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN, which will be released in cinemas across the UK in early 2022, courtesy of Studiocanal.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as forgotten British artist Louis Wain in the extraordinary true story of a brilliant but troubled soul, whose fascination with the mysteries of the world is both complicated and deepened when he meets the love of his life Emily (Claire Foy).

The all-star ensemble supporting cast includes Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Sharon Rooney, Aimee Lou Wood, Hayley Squires, Stacy Martin, Phoebe Nicholls, Adeel Akhtar, Asim Chaudhry, Richard Ayoade, Julian Barratt and Sophia di Martino, as well as Taika Waititi and Nick Cave and Olivia Colman as the Narrator.



The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (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 (Foy).



THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN is directed by BAFTA winner Will Sharpe and co-written by Simon Stephenson and Will Sharpe, based on a story by Simon Stephenson.

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