Benedict Cumberbatch: Eyeing “Hamlet” Stage Production

Posted Wednesday March 26, 2014 2:40 PM GMT

He’s a worldwide sensation thanks to his popular “Sherlock” program and now Benedict Cumberbatch is ready to take on Shakespeare.

The “Atonement” stud has signed on for the lead in the legendary play “Hamlet” slated to open at the Barbican Theater in London from August 2015 through October 2015.

Cumberbatch will work under director Lyndsey Turner and producer Sonia Friedman, and there’s already plenty of buzz regarding the production.

Ms. Friedman called Benedict “one of the most gifted and exciting actors of his generation,” and noted she’s “thrilled” to be on board.

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