Tom Hiddleston in Crimson Peak

Tom Hiddleston

Benedict Cumberbatch Replaced by Tom Hiddleston in Crimson Peak

After Benedict Cumberbatch left the project last month and star in the rumors of being in the new Star Wars VII, fans have been wondering who might take over his leading role in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. Today, Legendary Pictures reveals that none other than Tom Hiddleston (Loki Fame) has been cast in the haunted house thriller.

Legendary will produce Crimson Peak and be a participating financing partner on the movie with Universal Pictures retaining an option to also finance at a later date. The film, which is set to begin shooting in January 2014, also includes Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.