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Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch Faces Lawsuit Over Roald Dahl Script (EXCLUSIVE)

SunnyMarch, whose directors are Cumberbatch and his producing partner Adam Ackland, entered into a co-production agreement with Portobello Productions (“Moffie,” “Ida”) in November 2019 to make a film adaptation of Dahl’s novel “Danny the Champion of the World.”. More from Variety. Does Netflix Finally...
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Roald Dahl Was Not Happy That Gene Wilder Was Cast as Willy Wonka in WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

One of my all-time favorite performances of Gene Wilder is when he played Willy Wonka in the classic 1971 film Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. He was freakin’ amazing in that movie! His comedic timing was flawless and he was just so much fun to watch! After all these years, when I watch this movie, I’m still in awe by his insane performance.
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Dubai: Roald Dahl comes alive at school exhibition through augmented reality

Feb. 9—Students at Repton School in Dubai got a chance to brush shoulders with legendary British author Roald Dahl, at an exhibition held as part of the institute's 15th anniversary celebrations in the UAE. Thanks to augmented reality (AR), the students were able to 'hear' Dahl read from his...

The House, Netflix, review: Roald Dahl meets Stephen King in eerie animated adventures

Wes Anderson’s 2009 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox invented the new genre of stop-motion animation starring cutesy animals weighed down with existential angst (a case can obviously be made for the melancholic Bagpuss getting there first). Fantastic Mr Fox also featured a cameo from Jarvis Cocker, in which the Pulp frontman parodied his public persona as the most morose man in pop.

Alfred Hitchcock, Vivien Leigh, Roald Dahl Among Those Whose Lives Are Revealed in U.K. 1921 Census

Director Alfred Hitchcock age 21. “Rebecca” star Laurence Olivier at 14. “Gone With The Wind” icon Vivien Leigh at 7. Author Roald Dahl age 4 years and nine months. The 1921 census, which was released by the U.K.’s National Archives department on Thursday, provides a snapshot into the lives of some of Britain’s best known names long before they became famous. In all, 38 million people were required to fill out the survey just over a hundred years ago, with each citizen individually listed by name. According to his census entry, in 1921 Alfred Hitchcock was still living at home in Southwark,...

Dev Patel and Ralph Fiennes join Wes Anderson’s Roald Dahl adaptation

Dev Patel, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley are all joining Benedict Cumberbatch in Wes Anderson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar for Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is the first project to be given the go-ahead since Netflix acquired the rights to...
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Wes Anderson is working on another Roald Dahl adaptation.

More news from Netflix’s Roald Dahl Expanded Universe: Wes Anderson has signed on to write and direct an adaption of Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, a short story collection that’s aimed at a slightly older audience than most of Dahl’s work (not counting the extremely sex-heavy My Uncle Oswald).

Wes Anderson to direct Roald Dahl adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Wes Anderson is set to direct a feature adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar for Netflix. Following the streaming platform’s acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company in September last year, the director has signed up to write and direct the project which will star Benedict Cumberbatch as lead character Henry Sugar.