News: Damon Lindelof confirms Benedict Cumberbatch cast in Star Trek sequel
Coming hard on the heels of Variety’s reporting that Doctor Who alumni, actor/writer/director Noel Clarke has been cast in an undisclosed role, Star Trek and Lost Producer Damon Lindelof followed up on this cryptic tweet by retweeting Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood article stating that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast. Cumberbatch is well known in the US for his role in the modernization of Sherlock Holmes broadcast by BBC One in the UK and Masterpiece PBS Mystery in the US. With recent roles in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar contender War Horse and indie spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as well as his upcoming role as Smaug with Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, Cumberbatch has had a full year. The actor, garnering acclaim onstage in a revival of Terrance Rattigan’s After the Dance and Danny Boyle’s sold-out production of Frankenstein seems poised to reach for the stars in every medium.
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