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January 5th, 2012 2:23pm EST

Benedict CumberbatchWar Horse and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to be transported from the past to the future after landing a leading role in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel.

It has not been revealed what part the Brit will play or if his character in the much-anticipated sci-fi film is a hero or a villain, but Deadline.com reports he is definitely onboard.
 
The untitled Star Trek sequel, which will bring back Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto, is set to hit cinemas next summer.

 

 

 

Benedict Cumberbatch

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