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‘Sherlock’ Benedict Cumberbatch’s Upcoming Projects

June 1, 2012

Well, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch known for playing the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s drama Sherlock has quite some upcoming projects.

He will appear in a Brad Pitt movie along with Michael Fassbender. The movie tells the real-life story of Solomon Northup, a black man sold into slavery after being enticed to Washington in the 1850s.

What character will Cumberbatch play? He will play a plantation owner who buys Solomon, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, and is impressed by his engineering skills.

The real Solomon was set free after a Canadian visitor to the plantation smuggled letters to his wife, leading to a controversial court case. Steve McQueen will be the director.

Also, Cumberbatch has been working lately on J.J Abram’s Star Trek sequel with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Simon Pegg as Scotty.

And lastly, Cumberbatch has provided the voice of dragon Smaug in the new Hobbit movie.

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