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Watch the first trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch's new Netflix movie

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Netflix has released the first trailer for Benedict Cumberbatch's new movie The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar, which you can watch above.

Written and directed by Wes Anderson, the new movie is an adaptation of the Roald Dahl short story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes, intending to use the skill in order to cheat at gambling.

The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar premiered at Venice International Film Festival earlier this month, debuting with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from its first reviews.

It's since dipped slightly to 95%, but we're sure the combination of Anderson and Cumberbatch will make it a magical watch.

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The movie, which arrives on Netflix on September 27, is the first of four adaptations of Roald Dahl short stories from Wes Anderson, all of which will arrive on the streaming service in the same week.

The Swan and The Ratcatcher follow on September 28 and September 29, respectively, before Poison wraps up the series on September 30. While Henry Sugar clocks in at 39 minutes, the other three movies run for only 17 minutes.

You can expect to see repeating cast members across the four movies, with Cumberbatch also starring in Poison and regular Anderson collaborator Ralph Fiennes appearing in all four movies.

benedict cumberbatch, the wonderful story of henry sugar
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In order to bring the short stories to life, Anderson stuck to the same words that Roald Dahl used originally.

"When I finally had the moment of inspiration, the idea was: 'I am equally interested in the way Dahl tells the story as I am in the story itself'," Anderson told TUDUM. "If I do it using his words, his descriptions, then maybe I know how to do it."

The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar is released on Netflix on September 27.

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