Benedict Cumberbatch is totally recognizable as he turns into an OAP for the new movie The Electrical Life of Louis Wayne.
The Hollywood star played the title character in the biopic based on the life of a forgotten British artist from the late 1800s to the 1930s.
The film focuses on Wayne as he supports his family and eventually falls in love with Emily, played by Claire Foy, while capturing the “ridiculous, fearful and brave” nature of cats.
In a new trailer for the period flick, the 45-year-old Marvel actor watches the world away from his youthful clean appearance on the red carpet as he sports a handlebar mustache and fluffy coffee.
Still, it’s his transformation into an OAP at one point in the teaser that makes him look unrecognizable thanks to the prosthetics, thin gray wig and beard.
The film also stars Andrea Riseborough, Amy Lou Wood, Richard Ayoade, Taika Waititi, Nick Cave and Olivia Colman.
It is set to hit theaters in the UK next year, while it will be showing in US cinemas from October 22 and on Amazon Prime Video on November 5.
Benedict recently underwent a complete transformation for his role in the Netflix film, The Power of the Dog.
Netflix has released a new trailer for the film that shows the Hollywood star making a notably more stoic appearance as the cowboy, Phil Burbank.
Benedict has ditched his usually clean look for the new film and is instead rocking a very bumpy beard and cowboy as he shows off his animal husbandry skills.
The film, which is an adaptation of Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel of the same name, also stars Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Cody Smit-McPhee.
Set in 1925 in the Wild West, Montana, Benedict starred as “brutally deceptive” Phil, who rules the land through intimidation alongside his more vulnerable brother, George.
The wealthy rancher has a cold heart when it comes to love – and torments his brother’s (Jesse Plemons) new wife, Rose, (Kirsten Dunst) and son, a widow he brings up on the family farm. , to Phil’s dismay.
But things take an emotional turn when Phil soon finds himself taking the young son under his wing, which makes those around him question: is this latest gesture soft enough to expose Phil, or A plot twists further into danger?
The new film is already being considered a big contender for the Academy Awards and Oscars.
Benedict has already secured himself the TIFF Tribute Actor Award at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, where the film is set to screen after its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September.
The Power of the Dog will stream in select theaters in November and on Netflix on December 1.
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