Benedict Cumberbatch does not seem to have plans to part with magic in the near future: the actor will play the main role in the new war drama The War Magician ( "War Magician" *), funded by Studio Canal . The portal The Hollywood Reporter writes about it.|
The film will be based on a book by David Fisher, which tells about real events. It will be adapted by Gary Witt ("The Book of Eli"), while Robert S. Cooper and Richard Seperstein are producing the project. The director for the film has not been found yet.
Cumberbatch will embody the image of the British hero Jasper Maskelyn - a magician who, with his skillful tricks, helped the Allied forces defeat Nazi Germany during World War II.
Maskelyn gathered around him a company of other magicians and henchmen, and together they repeatedly performed tricks that helped hide strategic objects from the enemy's view, for example, they hid the Alexandria harbor, where there were a thousand weapons and 150 thousand military. It was rumored that Hitler was so impressed by the success of Maskelyn that he added him to his “black list”.
Now Benedict Cumberbatch is busy filming the blockbuster Doctor Strange. Next year he can also be seen in the sequel to The Model Male, and the actor plans to play Thomas A. Edison in the drama The Current War ( War of currents *).
* -preliminary translation.
The Topic of Article: Benedict Cumberbatch will show the tricks of the war.