A fortnight ago, Benedict Cumberbatch dropped out of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak for undisclosed reasons that certainly have nothing to do with a secret race around the world, to begin on velocipede at Victoria Station and end before the clock chimes on Guy Fawkes Day. So, del Toro has been forced to staff his haunted house thriller with another English actor who inspires a passionate and often unsettling Internet fan base. Fortunately, Tom Hiddleston exists, so now the Thor actor will join Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska in the film we still don’t know much about—other than it definitely won’t have Benedict Cumberbatch, of course, seeing as he’s just now sailing over Frankfurt by dirigible. For those concerned about Hiddleston’s capability in replacing Cumberbatch, rest assured that “Hiddles” also has a bunch of creepy Tumblrs.
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