The Oscar nominee has previously played Brexit campaigner Dominic Cummings, Wikileaks whistleblower Julian Assange and even Frankenstein’s monster on stage – all of which saw him undergo striking physical transformations.
However, for his latest project, Benedict has changed again.
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Portraying British painter Louis Wain here – known for his wide-eyed cat drawings – the new set stills suggest his character might be taking a tumble at some point in the film.
Let’s hope they had plasters ready for his knees.
Shooting kicked off in London this August, and although there’s currently no official release date, we’d assume it’ll arrive late next year in time for awards season.
Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the MCU in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is currently slated for a May 2021 release, while Avengers: Endgame is out now on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D, 4K and digital download.
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