Rachel McAdams in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s Doctor Strange

The Southpaw and True Detective actress revealed she's in "super-early" discussions to take on the film's female lead

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Doctor Strange may have found its female lead. Rachel McAdams has revealed that she is currently in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming Marvel movie. 

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McAdams, who is currently in Southpaw and True Detective, has said she’s in discussions with the studio to appear in the comic book tale, though added that “it’s still super-early days.”

“I don’t know where that’s gonna go, if it’s gonna go anywhere at all,” she told the LA Times

It’s not known what role McAdams is reportedly in the running for, but if she’s added to the cast she’ll be joining Sherlock star Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), as well as Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. 

Written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Scott Derrickson, Marvel’s Doctor Strange will chart Strange’s journey after a horrific car accident destroys his medical career and sends him searching to discover the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. 

Doctor Strange first appeared in a 1963 comic alongside the Human Torch.

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange will be in cinemas in autumn 2016


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