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ATTN: Tumblr. Tom Hiddleston Just Replaced Benedict Cumberbatch in Crimson Peak

It was announced a few weeks ago that Benedict Cumberbatch was dropping out of Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro‘s revisionist Gothic horror romance. Now who’s replacing him but Tumblr’s other darling, Tom Hiddleston. We get one of the guys from Supernatural in there and we might have a collective explosion on our hands. Mark Sheppard, you busy? Oh, what am I saying? He’s always busy.

In addition to Hiddleston, the cast now includes Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, whom Tumblr is at this very minute trying to forgive for accepting the lead in 50 Shades of Grey.

del Toro previously described the film as “a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.” We’ve also heard that it will take place in two time periods, one in the present day and one in the turn of the 20th century.

Oh, and there’s this little tidbit, again from del Toro:

“[The film] has a lot of kinky moments. The only kinky moment I’ve ever shot is the leg f*** in The Devil’s Backbone. [laughs] This has a little more kinkiness than that.”

Have fun, Tumblr.

(via: /Film)

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  • Bam Bunting

    If Del Toro can sneak in Jennifer Lawrence then I think we might have to prepare for a collapse of Tumblr’s very foundation.

  • Thomas Hayes

    That’s a pretty good sounding cast. Although Wasikowska wasn’t good in Alice, but let’s face it, no one came out looking great from that mess of a film.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Michael Fassbender too… I mean let’s really melt down tumblr!

  •!/scarletsherlock elliekitty

    She was good in Jane Eyre, though, and pretty great in Stoker.

  •!/scarletsherlock elliekitty


  • Rebecca Pahle

    She was great in Stoker! I have high hopes that she’ll be awesome in another film with a quality director like del Toro.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    There ya go.

  •!/scarletsherlock elliekitty

    You had me at “del Toro” and “kinky moments.” Yay for Hiddleston! Hope Ron Perlman shows up along with Guillermo’s other regulars. Burn Gorman is in this too.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Jesus, Burn Gorman’s been popping up in EVERYTHING, hasn’t he? I can’t complain.

  • KA

    Aaahhhh….I do loves that trademark Hiddleston smile. ;-)

  •!/scarletsherlock elliekitty

    WHAAAAT omg this is the most perfect movie ever

  • Anonymous

    The two kings of Tumblr, and one just won the Game of Thrones. Of course Tumblr’s Iron Throne would be a kinky Guillermo Del Toro film.

  • Bam Bunting

    Yes but will there be an allusion to Guillermo’s foot fetish?

  • Anonymous

    He is NOT burdened with glorious Cumberbatch.
    Honestly, can I stop using this meme?

  • Anonymous

    ***** you, I loved Wonderland. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • Samantha

    Everything about this sounds great. I wasn’t on the Hiddleston train after his performance as Loki — I enjoyed his part, but nothing more — but he’s winning me over through his interaction with fans. The guy always looks like he’s having a ton of fun with everything, and it’s really endearing.

  • Miss Cephalopod

    It’s getting almost scary to see him popping up everywhere these days. The other day I was in school, working on an expression sheet for a film, and google “face screwed up crying” for some reference.
    Guess who’s in the second picture.

    Not complaining either, though, he’s a great actor and has such a weird, lovely, intense face.

  • Fiona

    Just sneak Ben back in and sprinkle some Supernatural and Doctor Who stars in there and Tumblr will implode.

  • Anonymous

    In this role, is Hiddleston playing a good guy? Bad guy? Something in between?

  • Rebecca Pahle

    We don’t know yet. Details about the film are very sparse.

  • Aeryl

    You can as soon as he does.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, thanks anyway. :)