Benedict Cumberbatch is a Rogue Male

Benedict Cumberbatch will play a hunter who attempts to assassinate a dictator in a new film.

Rogue Male is based on the book of the same name by Geoffrey Household.

The survivalist thriller follows a hunter who attempts to assassinate a dictator but is caught, tortured and left for dead. When he escapes back home to England, he must hide out in a harsh countryside with the enemy agents as well as the police in hot pursuit.

When the book was originally published in 1939 the author said the dictator was intended to be a stand-in for Hitler.

“I am thrilled both as an actor and producer to be working on bringing this most treasured of English novels to the big screen,” said Cumberbatch, who read the novel several years ago.

The project is currently only at screenplay stage so it’ll be a while before we see it, but it certainly seems to be another different kind of role for BC.

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