Benedict Cumberbatch to star in "Blood Mountain"?

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The second of three epic fantasy adventure films directed, co-written and produced by Peter Jackson and based on J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel of the same name. The plot picks up just as the Dwarfs, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully crossed over the misty mountains. Bilbo has in his possession the one ring, but now the group must continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon.
January 28th, 2014

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 Variety.com.

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'.