The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is on Amazon tonight

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video /

If you need more Benedict Cumberbatch on your screens, look no further than Amazon Prime Video. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is on Amazon tonight.

There isn’t much longer left to wait for The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. There is a little bit of disappointing news, though. The movie is only being released on Amazon Prime Video in the United States. That means we probably won’t get it earlier than the official release date.

Global originals are released at midnight GMT, and we usually find that time zones work in our favor. With U.S. only releases, they tend to be released at midnight local. This means we’re looking at midnight in each time zone tonight. If you’re on the west coast, you may be lucky enough to get it a bit earlier if the release is based on Eastern Time.

The movie is certainly going to be worth the wait. After all, it is Benedict Cumberbatch in the leading role.

What is The Electrical Life of Louis Wain about?

The movie is based on the real life of Louis Wain, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the role. The Crown‘s Claire Foy plays his wife Emily Richardson-Wain, and it also stars Aimee Lou Wood, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, and Jamie Demetriou.

If you haven’t heard of Louis Wain before, don’t let that stop you watching the movie. He was an artist and an inventor, best known for his depiction of cats. He would paint cats and kittens with large eyes that would stand out with beauty and color.

Psychiatrists have since looked at his paintings and broken them down to show how they show the onset of schizophrenia. In real life, Louis Wain was confined to mental institutions allegedly suffering from schizophrenia. We know what the medical profession was like back then for people who were different, though.

The movie depicts his life and his art. It’s time to get to know him a little more.

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is streaming on Amazon Prime Video tonight.