Star Trek into Darkness‘ Benedict Cumberbatch has signed to star in Blood Mountain.
Cumberbatch will take on the role of a private military contractor in the movie.
Blood Mountain, directed by Sergei Bodrov, is the story of a “private military contractor whose special forces team is ambushed and killed during a covert raid, forcing him to personally escort one of the world’s most wanted terrorists over hostile terrain in order to bring him to justice. With a bounty at stake and insurgents and rival mercenaries hunting them, the two find themselves facing not only their enemies but also each other in their fight for survival.”
Written by Jonathan W. Stokes, with revisions by John Romano, Blood Mountain is expected to start filming in April.