Joining the previously announced Academy Award® nominee Cumberbatch, BAFTA Film and Television nominees Foy and Andrea Riseborough and BAFTA winner Toby Jones, are Stacy Martin, Sharon Rooney, Hayley Squires and Aimee Lou Wood (‘Sex Education’) as Louis Wain’s endearingly eccentric sisters.
Adeel Akhtar, Julian Barratt and Asim Chaudhry further round out the impressive cast.
The film is directed by BAFTA-nominated Will Sharpe (‘Flowers’) and written by Sharpe & Simon Stephenson. Producing are Guy Heeley, Adam Ackland (‘Patrick Melrose’), Leah Clarke and Ed Clarke.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as British artist Louis Wain, famous for his distinctive paintings of cats that inspired hearts and minds around the world, in the extraordinary true story