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As the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, one of the most menacing aspects of the big screen performance from Benedict Cumberbatch was the actor's rich and intimidating voice. Now DreamWorks Animation wants to put his voice to use as a new character in their Madagascar caper spin-off, The Penguins of Madagascar. In addition, The Wrap reports John Malkovich will also be lending his unique voice to the animated film. Malkovich will play the film's supposedly charming villain while Cumberbatch will play a high-ranking animal CIA agent in hot pursuit of the mischievous little birds incapable of flight. Read on! The Arctic birds already have their own TV series and a straight-to-dvd film, but now it's time to get the penguins back on the big screen with this new film from Bee Movie director Simon J. Smith and a script from Megamind scribes Michael Colton and John Aboud. The Madagascar »

- Ethan Anderton

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