Studiocanal has released a first look image from Will Sharpe’s ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.

Cumberbatch plays the role of the British artist Louis Wain in the extraordinary true story of a brilliant man, inspired by both his love of the world and the love of his life Emily, played by BAFTA nominee Claire Foy. Famous for his distinctive paintings of cats that inspired hearts and minds around the world, Louis Wain is a loveable inspirational hero with a courageous and infectious spirit, who saw the world in a unique and delightful way throughout his long life full of adventure, inspiring people to do the same.

Directed by BAFTA-winner Will Sharpe, STUDIOCANAL will release in their territories UK, France, Germany, Australia/New Zealand, selling worldwide.  AMAZON STUDIOS will release in the USA.

Also in news – Meryl Streep & Nicole Kidman feature in character posters for Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’

The film is expected to be released in the second half of 2021.