With it previously been announced that Benedict Cumberbatch had dropped out of Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak (for Star Wars?), the actor replacing him has been named with Tom Hiddleston.
Legendary and Del Toro released the following, announcing Tom Hiddleston as the lead character in the haunted house thriller.
Crimson Peak is to begin filming early next year also set to star Pacific Rim‘s Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowska.
Tom Hiddleston will also be starring as Loki in November’s Thor 2.
Tom Hiddleston has signed on to star in Legendary Pictures’ haunted house thriller CRIMSON PEAK directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Legendary will produce and be a participating financing partner on the movie with Universal Pictures retaining an option to also finance at a later date. The film, which is set to begin shooting in January 2014, also includes Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
Hiddleston’s past credits include WAR HORSE, Marvel’s THE AVENGERS, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, and DEEP BLUE SEA. He will next be seen in Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and MUPPETS MOST WANTED. He is repped by WME in the U.S. and Hamilton Hodell in the U.K., as well as Peikoff Mahan Law and he is managed by Authentic.
Legendary most recently released PACIFIC RIM directed by Guillermo del Toro, the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, and MAN OF STEEL with Warner Bros. Upcoming highlights from Legendary’s slate include SEVENTH SON; WARCRAFT; and Legendary’s upcoming GODZILLA project, based on Toho Company’s famed character.