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Crimson Peak

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

Cumberbatch would join Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam with del Toro helming.

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 2014.

The role marks another major part for Cumberbatch, whose schedule is 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 Julian Assange. He’s also busy with TV work with the third season of “Sherlock” about to go into production and HBO’s “Parade’s End” which bowed in February.

Benedict Cumberbatch Cast in Guillermo del Toros ‘Crimson Peak’ | Variety

why is he doing 2 haunted house films though ?
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I'm sure he'll drop this film in a few months time due to creative differences with the studios.

That's Del Torro signature move.


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Benedict Cumberbatch now has exited the project

Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska remain on board


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BTS Photos

Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing


Tom Hiddleston
as Sir Thomas Sharpe


Charlie Hunnam
as Dr. Alan Michael



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A young woman (Wasikowska) is swept off by her feet by a charismatic suitor (Hiddleston) and taken back to his ancestral home. There she finds more than she bargained for, including a jealous sister (Chastain) and more than a few skeletons in the closet.



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Stephen King got treated to a screening and says it's gorgeous and fudgeing terrifying.

He also says it electrified him the same way Sam Raimi's Evil Dead electrified him when he saw it for the first time back in the day.

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