Rachel McAdams Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange”

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by Justin Cook

After months of being rumored for Doctor Strange, Rachel McAdams has finally confirmed that she will be playing the female lead in the upcoming Marvel film. The actress told the news to The Wrap while at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Watch the video of her confirmation below:

McAdams is set to join a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo. Only a few weeks ago, it was revealed that Hannibal actor Mads Mikkelson is in talks to come on board as well.

The actress has certainly had a busy year, starring in such films and TV shows as Cameron Crowe’s critically panned Aloha, Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama Southpaw and the second season of HBO’s True Detective. Additionally, her film Spotlight, which also stars Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton, recently made its debut at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil) will direct the superhero film, while Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) will pen the script. The film is expected to begin filming this November at Pinewood Shepperton studios in the UK.

Doctor Strange is slated for a November 4, 2016 release.

Source: The Wrap 

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