Good news in more than just not being another celebrity death to report: Wes Anderson is getting his next project lined up.
For his followup to The French Dispatch, Anderson will reportedly return to the Fantastic Mr. Fox world of Roald Dahl to adapt the author’s short story collection The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in the titular role and play different parts in the other stories as a connective thread. This is when Benedict Cumberbatch finally becomes Eddie Murphy. Dev Patel, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Kingsley are also signed on to star in this exceedingly British production.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More centers on the eponymous story, telling of a wealthy gambler who learns to see through playing cards and predict outcomes, allowing him to dominate at casinos. To avoid being caught in his swindle, he eventually employs a Hollywood makeup artist to disguise him as various characters. Again, this is when Benedict Cumberbatch finally becomes Eddie Murphy.
The other stories are a mix of fiction and non-fiction, including accounts of Dahl himself describing when he was a fighter pilot and how he became a writer.
But the most interesting story yet may be in finding out whether or not Bill Murray can do an English accent…