Tom Hiddleston joins Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak

Tom Hiddleston replaces Benedict Cumberbatch in Crimson Peak

LokiTom Hiddleston has been cast in Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic horror Crimson Peak, replacing the recently departed Benedict Cumberbatch.

Cumberbatch left the film last month (prompting inevitable Star Wars Episode VII rumours) but Deadline reports that his War Horse co-star Hiddleston will step in to fill his shoes. The Avengers star joins Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam in the 1950s-set horror film about “a woman who discovers that her new husband is not who he claims to be.” He will next be seen in Thor: The Dark World and Only Lovers Left Alive.

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