Tom Hiddleston Replacing Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Crimson Peak'

September 6, 2013

Tom Hiddleston

When the rumor swirled that Benedict Cumberbatch might take a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, part of the story involved the sci-fi saga being the reason that the actor left Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming gothic horror tale Crimson Peak. It was a disappointing loss, but now a solid replacement has stepped up as THR reports Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Midnight in Paris) will take Cumberbatch's role, though his character has not been revealed. Hiddleston joins Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska (who replaced Emma Stone) and del Toro's Pacific Rim lead Charlie Hunnam in the film from Legendary Pictures. More below!

Legendary is producing the film and also financing the film along with Universal Pictures with production slated to being in January of 2014. We're still waiting for any real story details, since so far we only know that Wasikowska will play a young author named Edith Cushing who discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. Otherwise, del Toro has said the film is, "a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern, take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules. Stay tuned for more.

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