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‘Louis Wain’: Stacy Martin, Sharon Rooney, Hayley Squires & Aimee Lou Wood Join Biopic As First-Look Unveiled

‘Louis Wain’: Stacy Martin, Sharon Rooney, Hayley Squires & Aimee Lou Wood Join Biopic As First-Look Unveiled

Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac), Sharon Rooney (Dumbo), Hayley Squires and Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education) have joined the cast of Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy-fronted biopic Louis Wain.

The first look of the feature, which also stars Andrea Riseborough and Toby Jones, has also been revealed.

The quartet play Wain’s eccentric sisters, while Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick), Julian Barratt (Mindhorn) and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing) round out the cast.

Wain was an English artist who lived between 1860-1939 and is best known for his drawings, which consistently featured anthropomorphized large-eyed cats and kittens. In his later years he may have suffered from schizophrenia (although some specialists dispute this claim), which, according to some psychiatrists, can be seen in his work.

Directed by BAFTA-nominated UK director Will Sharpe (Flowers) and written by Sharpe and Simon Stephenson, the film is being produced by Guy Heeley

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