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Wes Anderson makes 2023 special with two new projects on his release schedule. Next week, the imaginative director’s Asteroid City will hit theaters. The filmmaker is also busy adapting Roald Dahl’s The wonderful story of Henry Sugar for Netflix. Many wonder how Anderson manages to make two movies in one year. There’s a simple reason. It’s 37 minutes long! It’s 37 minutes long!Speaking with IndieWire

, Anderson revealed the adaptation’s brief runtime, saying he’s delighted to present something akin to the BBC series Play for Today. This series is a way to introduce short-form filmmaking for a wide audience. Each installment is an hour long or less. “It is not a feature-length film,” Anderson said to the outlet. “It’s about 37 minutes long or something.” By the time I was ready, the Dahl family had sold the entire deal to Netflix. They had sold the whole deal to Netflix.”Anderson adds, “Suddenly, in essence, there was nowhere else you could do it since they own it. It was also the perfect place because it is a 37-minute film and not a movie. You know, there used to be these BBC things called

Play For Today directed people like Steven Frears, John Schlesinger, and Alan Clarke. They were usually one-hour or less programs. I kind of envisioned something like that.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIpiI2HD21ATaken from Dahl’s 1977 book

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, the story is a bit more adult than the author’s family-friendly tales. The project has been set up with Wes Anderson as director and an all-star casting, led by Benedict Cumberbatch. Other stars to join Cumberbatch include Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Friend, and Richard Ayoade.Despite being pleased with his Netflix arrangement, Anderson still thinks theaters are where films should welcome audiences into an escape from their everyday lives. Anderson says: “I had a great experience with Netflix. I am very happy to bring Asteroid City

into cinemas.” “Focus is doing it the right way. “That’s how I want my movies to show.”Are You Excited to See Wes Anderson’s [What]The Amazing Story of Henry Sugar[I’m] Later This Year? What do you think about the presentation lasting 37 minutes? Please let us know what you think in the comments.

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