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. Hes also busy with TV work with the third season of Sherlock about to go into production and HBOs Parades End which bowed in February.
Benedict Cumberbatch Cast in Guillermo del Toros Crimson Peak | Variety
why is he doing 2 haunted house films though ?