Newswire: Benedict Cumberbatch to play very handsome 400-year-old man

Benedict Cumberbatch has enjoyed a fairly varied career, having proven that he can play a famous detective, a greedy dragon, a narcissistic sorcerer, a giant CG demon (in the same movie), a renegade hacker who has been accused of sexual assault, and a genius codebreaker, but now he’s signed on to play another surprising character: A 400-year-old man who happens to look like Benedict Cumberbatch. This comes from the BBC, which says Cumberbatch has signed on to star in How To Stop Time, a movie adaptation of author Matt Haig’s novel of the same name.

The book itself won’t be available until July, but it’s apparently a “wildly imagined love story.” Cumberbatch’s character is named Tom Hazard, and the reason he looks like a relatively young man despite his outrageously advanced age is because of an “extremely rare condition.” That doesn’t tell us much …

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