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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Blood Mountain

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 20:  Actor Benedict Cumberbatch speaks onstage during the 'Masterpiece/Sherlock, Season 3' panel discussion at the PBS portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at Langham Hotel on January 20, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Now that Sherlock season three is in full swing, Benedict Cumberbatch can bring his steely gaze back to the big screen. The August: Osage County actor will star in the thriller Blood Mountain as a military contractor who must accompany "one of the world’s most wanted terrorists" to justice, while fighting to survive in inhospitable enemy territory. Oh, were that it was just one of those computer terrorists, with their soft limbs and their crippling need for high-speed wifi.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2014 Getty Images