Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Benedict Cumberbatch

Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam co-star in Guillermo del Toro pic

Helmer Guillermo del Toro is assembling quite the guest list for his haunted house thriller “Crimson Peak,” with Benedict Cumberbatch set to star in the Legendary Pictures movie.

Cumberbatch would join Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam.

Plot details are unknown as del Toro and Lucinda Coxon work through a rewrite on a script del Toro and Matthew Robins originally penned.

Legendary will produce and be a participating financing partner on the movie, with Universal Pictures retaining an option to finance at a later date. The film is set to begin shooting in February.

It’s another major part for Cumberbatch, whose schedule has been packed of late.

Among his roles this year: “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “12 Years a Slave,” “August: Osage County” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” He is currently filming “The Fifth Estate” where he will play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He’s also busy with TV work with the third season of the BBC’s “Sherlock” about to go into production and HBO’s “Parade’s End,” which bowed in February.

Cumberbatch is repped by UTA and Conway van Gelder Grant.

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  1. I forgot to say that I hope he and Del Toro work together again in Justice League Dark. He’d make an incredible Constantine. He could ditch the black dye job and use his more natural light coloured hair.

  2. mjkim says:

    l really hope to see him in Sherlock season 3 asap.

  3. It will be interesting to see him in yet another genre. Good news for the ever growing fandom!

    Just one thing: no, he is not filming “the fifth estate” right now, but he is busy filming Sherlock season 3! Filming for TFE had been finished early last month.

  4. Sam Morin says:

    I am genuinely excited for this! Perhaps it shall be the first horror film I will see in theatres. Absolutely adore Mr. Cumberbatch!

  5. Sandy Hunter says:

    I love him in Sherlock. And I’ve enjoyed
    “Parade’ s End.” I look forward to this movie.

  6. @fiansmum says:

    Oh, hurray! Can’t get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch. He brings something completely unique to every role. That’s PROPER acting!

  7. Patrica says:

    Just hope it’s not another villain thanks
    he’s done three just recently

    • He hasnt played many baddies in his career. Look back at the CV. However I would love him to play some romantic hero roles. A poet, a painter etc. His BBC Vincent Van Gogh was an extraordinary performance and deserved to be seen on the big screen.

      • @fiansmum says:

        Goodie, baddie – it makes no odds. He invests every character with so much inner life, you love them even when you hate them. The man’s a genius and we are so lucky to have him.

  8. Just heard the news and I’m stoked. I hope he isnt playing second fiddle to the other two because he;s in a different league of acting to them.

    • Couldn’t agree more with your comment. Mr. Cumberbatch is a class apart, a Master, the number one to say the less… and even more than that -if it could be possible– in the VOICE deparment. Best, most Beautiful, most Expressive, most Moving and Rich voice EVER in human history since last glaciation.

  9. Sarah Wall says:

    Excited. I adore Cumberbatch so much.

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