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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Guillermo Del Toro's Haunted House

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Crossing genre boundaries like his creators crossed human and alien DNA, Benedict Cumberbatch is preparing to follow-up his recent sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, and biopic work with a turn in the horror genre.

Variety reports the actor is now attached to star alongside Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam in Crimson Peak, the haunted house film Guillermo del Toro plans to direct following a re-write he's doing with Lucinda Coxon. Details on the plot and Cumberbatch's role aren't yet known, but we'll hopefully be seeing this:

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