Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak has just added an A-list name to its expanding cast list, with Sherlock and Star Trek star Benedict Cumberbatch being added to the production.
Cumberbatch will be joining the likes of Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam, with Variety reporting that Cumberbatch will be playing one of the key roles in the movie. There are no official statements regarding the film’s plot yet, but we do know that the film will find Del Toro returning to his roots via a traditional ghost story.
“It’s a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story,” said del Toro in an early interview concerning the film. “It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.”