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Guillermo del Toro Casts Benedict Cumberbatch in Crimson Peak

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18:  Benedict Cumberbatch  attends European premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" at Odeon Leicester Square on July 18, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Guillermo del Toro's haunted house flick Crimson Peak is still ten months away from filming, so we've all got plenty of time to slobber over the news that Benedict Cumberbatch — that equally excellent and blood-chilling Brit — has come aboard. "The gothic horror story centers on a woman who discovers that her husband may not be whom he appears to be," THR writes. Cumberbatch's role is being kept secret, but he joins Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam.

Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images