Benedict Cumberbatch joins ‘The Hobbit’

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Actor Matrin Freeman has accidentally revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join the cast of The Hobbit.

Freeman made the revelation after he and his Sherlock co-star picked up the ‘Best Drama’ award for the BBC One detective series at the 2011 BAFTA Awards.

Speaking in the winners’ press room, Freeman let slip to reporters that Cumberbatch would be working with him again very soon in Peter Jackson’s Tolkien adaptation.

Cumberbatch also said hat his casting was supposed to have been kept secret and refused to disclose details about his character.

Freeman said, “I knew I was a big mouth, I didn’t know how much of a big mouth, and I’ve ruined everything. And now I might not have a job to go back to!”

Other celebrities to join the actor in the film includes Stephen Fry, Aidan Turner, Hugo Weaving and Sir Ian McKellen.

 

Photos by WENN

 

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