The Jungle Book: Origins has cast the lead villain role and it comes as no surprise that it has gone to Benedict Cumberbatch. The man whose voice is literally just a villain on its own. He will be lending his voice to the tiger Shere Khan in the Andy Serkis directed project.
The big screen adaptation of the iconic Rudyard Kipling novel tells the story of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves. He’s kidnapped by monkeys and rescued by his animal friends, including Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python.
It should be noted that this project from Serkis should not be confused with the similar film from Disney being directed by Jon Favreau. This one releases on October 9. 2015. In the project from Disney, Shere Khan is voiced by Idris Elba.
The Jungle Book: Origins will release in theaters on October 21, 2016. The script was written by Callie Kloves with her father, Steve Kloves producing.
It is hard to imagine BBC’s “Sherlock” without Benedict Cumberbatch. One might even say he adds a bit of sex appeal to the show. Some might say. However, according to showrunner Steven Moffat, they initially didn’t think that was the case. (and honestly I kind of only think Cumberbatch is sexy in Sherlock and not in anything else, otherwise he sort of looks like an alien, no? I mean he is a really amazing actor don’t get me wrong but he did play an alien in “Star Trek” so… )
Moffat was once quoted as saying that Cumberbatch seemed “not sexy enough” when he was first cast as Sherlock Holmes on the series. In an interview with Radio Times Moffat explained the reactions of casting David Tennant and Cumberbatch in roles at the time.
“They said of casting David Tennant [in a mini series] as Casanova: ‘Damn, you should have cast someone sexier,’ ” Moffat, who continues to oversee Doctor Who and Sherlock, said, according to the publication. “With Benedict Cumberbatch, we were told the same thing. ‘You promised us a sexy Sherlock, not him.’ “
Though in the end it worked out well didn’t it? I can’t imagine anyone else playing the role nor would I want to.
Season 3 of BBC’s “Sherlock” is finally almost here and BBC One has revealed a new interactive trailer for the upcoming third season. The third season will premiere on BBC One on January 1st with “The Empty Hearse.” The third season will kick-off in the United States on January 19th on PBS.
After the New Year’s Day premiere, the second episode will air on Sunday, January 5th, followed by the third and final part on Sunday, January 12th. Those episodes are titled “The Sign of Three” and “His Last Vow.” All three episodes will run at 90 minutes each.
“Sherlock” is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Six episodes have been produced, the first three of which aired in 2010. Series two aired in 2012, and a third series began production in March 2013. The series has been sold to over 180 territories.
The series depicts Sherlock depicts “consulting detective” Holmes, assisting the Metropolitan Police Service, primarily Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves), in solving various crimes. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate, Dr John Watson, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan. Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes’ conflict with his archnemesis Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is a recurring feature. Pathologist Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) assists Holmes in her laboratory. Other recurring roles include Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, Holmes and Watson’s landlady; and co-creator Mark Gatiss as Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft Holmes.
Benedict Cumberbatch, also known as one of the few men I would I stare at without being able to say a single word if we met in real life, has begun negotiating a role in the upcoming film, The Lost City of Z. The film is the big screen adaptation of the novel by David Grann. The project is being directed and written by James Gray who is most known for working on We Own The Night. Continue reading
The first official teaser poster for the second installment in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy known as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been revealed. It shows Bilbo, played by Martin Freeman, as he is about to enter the Lonely Mountain where the dragon Smaug lives and guards the Dwarven treasure. Continue reading