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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Lost City of Z

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09:  Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends the "Star Trek Into Darkness" screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on May 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Early news from Toronto: 2013’s busiest actor is in talks to play Percy Fawcett, a twenties British explorer who disappeared in the Amazon while searching for an ancient lost city. James Gray (Two Lovers) will adapt and direct the film (based on the 2009 book by David Grann). This all sounds great, but should we be worrying about Benedict Cumberbatch’s sleep schedule? Can someone order him to take a vacation? We only ask because we care!

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