Benedict Cumberbatch signs up for new thriller

News Simon Brew
28 Jan 2014 - 13:50

Blood Mountain is a thriller that starts shooting in April. And Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star...

Phew. Just yesterday, we posted the following on our Twitter account...

Thankfully, someone out there was watching. The Cumberdrought is over. After seemingly going months being linked to films left right and centre, there had been a notable, discerning lack of Cumberbatch film news. What would we dwellers of the internet do? People had seemingly even lost the energy to make things up. Turns out, the man himself has come to the rescue with something concrete. Breathe out folks, breathe out.

For we now learn that Benedict Cumberbatch has signed up for a new thriller by the name of Blood Mountain. The film's being directed by Sergei Bodorov (who helmed Mongol), with Lawrence Bender producing. The shoot is set to kick off in Morocco in April.

As for the plot? Variety reports that it's about "a private military contractor whose special forces team is ambushed and killed during a covert raid, forcing him to personally escort one of the world’s most wanted terrorists over hostile terrain in order to bring him to justice".

We're guessing that he'll be playing said contractor in the film, although that's not been confirmed. And with that, let the Cumberbatch movie rumour clock reset again to zero....


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