Benedict Cumberbatch Close To Confirming Star Wars Role – Report

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September 2, 2013 | 5:55pm EST

Benedict Cumberbatch is close to signing on for the new Star Wars film, according to multiple Internet movie news outlets.
The British actor is expected to reteam with his Star Trek: Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams for the project.
News of the role he has been courted for has not leaked, but sources tell his casting will be confirmed within days.
Cumberbatch recently dropped out of Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak.