4 April 2013 11:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guillermo del Toro is assembling quite the guestlist for his haunted house thriller “Crimson Peak,” as Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in the Legendary Pictures movie.

Cumberbatch would join Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam with del Toro helming.

Plot details are unknown as del Toro and Lucinda Coxon work through a rewrite on a script del Toro and Matthew Robins originally penned.

Legendary will produce and be a participating financing partner on the movie, with Universal Pictures retaining an option to finance at a later date. The film is set to begin shooting in February 2014.

The role marks another major part for Cumberbatch, whose schedule is packed of late.

Among his roles this year: “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “12 Years a Slave,” “August: Osage County” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” He is currently filming “The Fifth Estate” where he will play Julian Assange. He’s also busy with »


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