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Benedict Cumberbatch to stop time in new role

IANS | Los Angeles |

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been roped in for an adaptation of Matt Haig's forthcoming novel where he will essay the role of a time stopper.

Following his role in Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Doctor Strange, the 40-year-old will be seen in another sci-fi film, which is based on the book How To Stop Time, reports

The actor will star in and produce the adaptation through his SunnyMarch banner.

Cumberbatch's own SunnyMarch banner has teamed with StudioCanal to pick up the film rights to "How to Stop Time", the forthcoming book from Haig, who has also penned "A Boy Called Christmas", "The Last Family in England" and "The Radleys".

The actor will play Tom Hazard, a man who may look like an ordinary 41-year-old but, owing to an extremely rare condition, has been alive for centuries. 

"The prospect of Benedict Cumberbatch playing Tom Hazard is a hugely exciting one and I could not be happier about working with Adam and Jamie, and to be reunited with StudioCanal," said Haig.