Sources tell Variety that talks are very early, but the studio is high on the “12 Years a Slave” actor for a role in the film.
Cumberbatch will play the title role, with Scott Derrickson directing.
Role for Ejiofor and plot details of the film are unknown at this time.
Ejiofor can be seen next in “Z for Zachariah” alongside Margot Robbie and Chris Pine. He is repped by CAA.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.