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Benedict Cumberbatch to star in "War Magician"

Writer: Heidi Hsia

Dr Strange aka Benedict Cumberbatch will be 'playing' with magic as a British illusionist
Dr Strange aka Benedict Cumberbatch will be 'playing' with magic as a British illusionist

17 Mar – With his new movie, "Jurassic World: Dominion" wrapping up, director Colin Trevorrow is set to work with Benedict Cumberbatch in the new World War II drama, "War Magician".

The movie will revolve around the story of Jasper Meskelyne, a British illusionist who used magic to defeat Erwin Rommel in World War II - a role that will be played by the "Doctor Strange" star himself.

The movie is based on a book written by David Fisher's 1983 book with the same name.


The movie will be based on David Fisher's book


Colin Trevorrow to helm the new WWII-era movie

On the other hand, it was reported that the production is currently in search of a variety of cast members, seeing that the film also features a "magic gang" hailing from Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

This will be an interesting choice for Cumberbatch, who not only has starred as the Master of the Mystic Arts Stephen Strange, but also worked in war-themed films such as "1917" and "The Imitation Game".

The actor's new movie, "The Courier" is also set to be released in theatres sometime this month.


Cumberbatch's new film "The Courier" is a spy drama set in the Cold War era


Cinema Online, 17 March 2021

Related Movies:
1917 (16 Jan 2020)
The Imitation Game (05 Feb 2015)
Marvel's Doctor Strange (27 Oct 2016)

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