Oscar-nominated Benedict Cumberbatch has signed on to play the lead in Paul Greengrass‘ impending historical drama named The Hood. The film is being billed as Braveheart and Gladiator, and Cumberbatch is likely to play a farmer who becomes the head of the English peasant revolt.
Greengrass will be in charge of both writing and directing The Hood. Tyler Thompson and Gregory Goodman are tapped to produce the film, while Cross Creek is expected to both fund and produce the project as well.
The Power of the Dog and Spider-Man: No Way Home garnered Cumberbatch an Oscar nomination and a global gross of nearly $1.8 billion, respectively, in 2021, making it a lucrative year for the actor. worldwide. He is now starring in the $800 million-grossing Marvel Studios film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will next be seen in the film version of Netflix’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, which will be directed by Wes Anderson. He will also appear in the science fiction drama film Morning, co-starring Laura Dern.