Rachel McAdams to star in Doctor Strange

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 September 2015
Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

Hollywood actress Rachel McAdams has confirmed she is to star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Rachel McAdams is to star in Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'.

The 36-year-old actress - whose previous film credits include 'The Notebook' and 'Southpaw' - had been widely tipped to appear opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the movie studio's latest creation.

She said: "I am going to go and do 'Doctor Strange'. A Marvel ... a kind of psychedelic Marvel comic with Benedict Cumberbatch. So yeah, I'm really looking forward to that."

However, at Marvel's insistence, Rachel remained tight-lipped about the specifics of her role.

Asked what she could reveal about her character, she told TheWrap: "I don't know if I can."

Despite being among the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, Rachel recently confessed she never wanted to become a movie star as a child.

Musing on whether she ever dreamed of being a big screen starlet, she said: "I think it was sort of a vague idea in my mind when I was a kid, when you think, 'What would that be like?' But it wasn't something I really meditated on or planned for in any way.

"I really thought I'd be doing theatre in Canada. I'd grown up doing children's theatre there, and I always imagined myself being artistic director of a children's theatre company."

Doctor Strange

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Scott Derrickson
  • Written by: Steve Ditko, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Jon Spaihts
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
  • UK release: 28 October 2016

When brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) gets his hands mangled in a car crash, he visits Kathmandu to be reborn under the mystic tutelage of the Ancient One (Swinton). A blast: fresh performances from Cumberbatch and Swinton power a dynamic script with well-measured puns and even a little…

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