Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Blood Mountain?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 January 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch will reportedly star as a private military contractor in new thriller 'Blood Mountain'

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in 'Blood Mountain'.

The 37-year-old actor is rumoured to play a contractor in the forthcoming thriller where his special forces team is ambushed and killed during a raid in Pakistan leaving him to bring one of the world's most wanted terrorists to justice, according to

The film will be directed by 65-year-old filmmaker Sergei Bodrov and Lawrence Bender - who is known for 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Inglorious Bastards' - along with Nicola Horlick and James Gibb is producing.

The Silver Reel financed film is based on a script written by Jonathan W. Stokes - which made the 'Black List' in 2011 - and revised by John Romano.

Filming for 'Blood Mountain' is expected to start in April 2014 in Morocco, Africa.

Cumberbatch - who was catapulted to the spotlight in TV series 'Sherlock' - has been at the forefront of film releases in recent months with parts in '12 Years a Slave', 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'The Fifth Estate'.

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