The August: Osage County film adaptation seemed to be casting strictly with the criteria of all-Americanness and talent, but the former has been scrapped for an offer extended to Benedict Cumberbatch, Britain’s Sherlock star. He’d join Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, and a ton of cuss-bombs, playing nephew to Streep and son to Margo Martindale. A most enthralling role to accept — do consider, good sir.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Benedict Cumberbatch attends The Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images) Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images