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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Oscar bait biopic got it’s first trailer yesterday. It stars a cavalcade of BBC “who’s who” along with him.
Let’s hope this goes better than his last Oscar bait of The Fifth Estate.
Listen up everyone who is insane about Sherlock, The Hobbit, Stark Trek Into Darkness, Parade’s End and anything else Cumberbatch has been in. The man who is determined to find his way to the pinnacle of acting the fastest way possible (and may just make it this year with his portrayal of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game) has decided to also do some theater art while he’s at it.
With the success of 2012’s The Hollow Crown series (Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2 and Henry V) the BBC is going back to the nearly 500-year-old well that is Shakespeare and bringing us some more. Last time they cast Tom Hiddleston to make sure we watched. This time they’re going with Cumberbatch who will star as Richard III.
“Richard III” is part of a series of Shakespeare’s History plays, which also includes “Henry VI” in two parts. Dominic Cooke, who was artistic director of the Royal Court Theater from 2007 to 2013, will direct all three films.”
It’s time for your morning Cumberbatch!
A ghost? Or is Watson really that unobservant?
Finally. Between Hobbiting and Star Treking, it started to feel like the third installment of the very mini-series might not ever happen. But it will. PBS tells EW.com they’ll be airing it just about the same time Downton Abbey comes to the US for a one-two punch of British television import goodness.
Sherlock will return to PBS Masterpiece on Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. That means the show will air back-to-back for the first time with that other hugely popular and influential Brit import, Downton Abbey (which returns Jan. 5).
THAT’S TODAY, NERDS.
At 2:30 pm EST TODAY, all you Cumberbitches and Cumberboys and Cumbergenderambivalents can pepper the Man Himself with your hopes, your dreams, and any questions you might have about being a dragon.
After the jump – How Lord of the Rings should have ended. Because what’s more like a giant flying lizard than a giant eagle? (I know, I’m stretching. But we’ll allow it).
A couple more set photos, after the jump.
This may be our last crack at these divine little tapas plate like Sherlock seasons. Savor it.
(Also? Damn that mustache looks horrific on Watson. He should leave them to Dinklage.)