Benedict Cumberbatch to star with Emma Stone in haunted house movie Crimson Peak

The Sherlock star will join Stone and Charlie Hunnan in the latest film from Guillermo del Toro

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Workaholic Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has signed up for Crimson Peak, an old-school haunted house movie from Spanish writer and director Gulliermo del Toro.

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Cumberbatch will join Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnan on the project, which del Toro says will pay tribute to classic set-based horror films such as 1963’s The Haunting.

Details of Cumberbatch’s role are yet to be confirmed but filming is expected to start in February, according to Variety, which should just about fit into the actor’s packed schedule.

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Cumberbatch is currently filming series three of BBC1’s Sherlock, with a second stint slated for later in the year, and is also in the midst of biopic The Fifth Estate, in which he plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Other projects include Part 2 of The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, and August: Osage County, opposite Meryl Streep. Next month he will appear in cinemas as the villain in Star Trek sequel Into Darkness.