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Benedict Cumberbatch cast as villain in ‘Star Trek’ sequel

8 Jan

By Chris Engelhardt

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Credit: Benedict Cumberbatch Facebook Page

Benedict Cumberbatch, who was recently seen in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “War Horse,” has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” sequel.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Cumberbatch has been selected to play a villain in the unnamed project.

The film is due in theaters May 17, 2013.