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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Paul Greengrass's Period Drama 'The Hood'

Hot off his Academy Award-nominated performance in Power of the Dog and the box office success of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Benedict Cumberbatch is showing no signs of slowing down. Deadline is reporting that a film collaboration between the actor and Academy Award-nominated director Paul Greengrass is currently being shopped around the Cannes Film Market.
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Lead Peasants’ Revolt for Paul Greengrass Period Drama ‘The Hood’

Paul Greengrass is set to direct Benedict Cumberbatch in upcoming period drama The Hood, sources close to the project have confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Written by Greengrass, the film is set to take place during the Peasants’ Revolt, a major uprising that took part across large parts of England in 1381 in response to issues, such as socio-economic and political tensions and high taxation. While exact details of the film are still being kept under wraps, THR understands that Cumberbatch will play a farmer who becomes the leader of the revolt (which could indicate that he’s playing the legendary Wat...
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New Hot Cannes Package: Paul Greengrass Directing Benedict Cumberbatch In Peasant Farmer Revolt Drama ‘The Hood’

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: A Cannes Market teeming with strong film packages adds a new one. I’m hearing that buyers will today be getting The Hood, a script by Paul Greengrass that he will direct, with Benedict Cumberbatch starring. The period drama is about the peasant revolt in England, I’m told. Cumberbatch will play a farmer who become the leader in an action drama that is best likened to Braveheart, and Gladiator. Greengrass last directed the Tom Hanks-starrer News of the World, and Cumberbatch is coming off his Best Actor-nominated performance in Power of the Dog. CAA Media Finance...
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10 Magical Performances From Benedict Cumberbatch That Aren’t Dr. Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch is quickly becoming one of the top stars in Hollywood. His induction into the ever-popular MCU as the loveably arrogant Supreme Sorcerer, Doctor Strange, has catapulted Cumberbatch's career. Today Cumberbatch is one of the key faces in the Marvel Universe, but before all the spells and multiversal madness,...
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Deep-Pocketed Buyers Flock to London’s Hampstead, Where Harry Styles and Benedict Cumberbatch Own Homes

Hampstead Heath, a 790-acre area of woodlands and ponds. Italian-born fashion designer Mara Girone, 46, and her British husband, Mark Tyers, 47, moved to Hampstead village in 2017 with their two children. The village is less than half a mile from Hampstead Heath, a 790-acre area of woodlands and ponds, and the heath and surrounding areas are a popular respite for London residents looking for fresh air and greenery.
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Paul Greengrass To Direct Benedict Cumberbatch In English Peasant Revolt Drama ‘Hood’

As this year’s Cannes Film Festival gets underway, the marketplace for upcoming films that happens each year at the festival heats up too. And the crop at Cannes 2022 looks very appealing so far, with Cronenberg‘s “The Shrouds,” a couple of films starring Jessie Buckley, and Michel Gondry‘s first movie in seven years all up for sale.
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Judie Dench portraits captured by Sony World Photo winner Gareth Iwan Jones

Based in south-west England, Gareth loves portraiture and documentary photography, and his work displays the often comic detail and peculiarities of the human experience. Gareth also produces advertising and editorial work for a wide range of commercial clients, from ad agencies to charities and start-ups. His playful style has earned him regular commissions with brands including Intel and Dyson.
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Doctor Strange's Benedict Cumberbatch Turned Down Thor Role

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hit theaters last week and it's an absolute hit. The film has already reigned in over half a billion dollars at the box office, and there's no signs of it slowing down. Benedict Cumberbatch returned as the Sorcerer Supreme for the sequel, and he's currently doing press rounds for the film. During a new interview with BBC Radio 1, the actor revealed that he was once in contention for another Marvel Studios role in Thor: The Dark World before he ultimately became Doctor Strange.
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‘Doctor Strange 2’ Considered Deadpool & Namor; Benedict Cumberbatch Reflects On Passing On ‘Thor 2’ Villain

With Sam Raimi‘s “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness” out in theaters screenwriter Michael Waldron (“Loki“) is now doing a bevy of interviews (our own can be read and listened to here). During those conversations, Waldron has been revealing some of the characters that were considered for the latest installment in the Multiverse saga but didn’t make the cut because Marvel squashed those ideas early on.
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Doctor Strange Star Benedict Cumberbatch "Would Love to Have Seen" Iron Strange Deleted Scene

What if... Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) swapped superhero suits? Somewhere in the infinite Marvel Multiverse, there's a version of Avengers: Infinity War where Stephen Strange wears the Iron Man armor — transforming the sorcerer into Iron Strange to protect himself from the piercing magic of the Black Order's Ebony Maw (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor). Infinity War co-writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed the first on-set image of the amalgamation on ComicBook, showing Cumberbatch encased in Iron Man's Mark L armor and Downey's Tony Stark wearing Strange's sentient Cloak of Levitation.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Nearly Played a Villain in the MCU

Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for his role as Doctor Strange in a variety of Marvel Cinematic Universe films. However, before he donned the cape of Doctor Strange, he was offered a different, more villainous role in the MCU. Speaking to BBC Radio 1 (Comic Book Movie), Cumberbatch revealed that...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Turned Down The First MCU Role He Was Offered

Somewhere out there in the multiverse, there's an alternate reality where Tom Cruise played Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's the same timeline where Zooey Deschanel was cast as the Wasp, Emily Blunt signed on as Black Widow, Asa Butterfield portrays Spider-Man, and Joaquin Phoenix became Doctor Strange instead of losing his mind in "Joker." This reality starts to get even weirder from there, with Chadwick Boseman playing Drax the Destroyer (I swear I didn't make that one up), Tom Hiddleston portraying Thor instead of Loki, and Sebastian Stan bringing Captain America to life rather than the Winter Soldier.
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