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Michael Stuhlbarg in Talks to Join 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive)
Michael Stuhlbarg, who is currently on screens as Apple engineer Andy Hertzfeld in the awards contender Steve Jobs, is in negotiations to join the cast of Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Scott Derrickson is directing the movie, which is due to begin shooting December in London and which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel’s supernatural superhero.
Already on the roll call are Rachel McAdams as the female lead, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen.
Strange is a formerly cocky surgeon who loses the use of his hands, and while on a last ditch attempt to heal himself, discovers magic.
Stulhbarg’s role is being kept hidden in the astral plane.
Strange will mark Stuhlbarg’s first foray into comic book movies. The actor is known for his dramas such as the Coen brothers' A Serious Man and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, although he also brought heart to lighter fare in Men in Black 3 with scene-stealing work.
Stuhlbarg, who is also portraying classic film actor Edward G. Robinson in November's Bryan Cranston Hollywood Blacklist movie Trumbo, is repped by ICM Partners.