Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Brexit drama

Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch arrives or the World Premiere of the film 'Avengers: Infinity War' in Hollywood, California on April 23, 2018. - Frederic J Brown, AFP


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Updated: May 16, 2018, 05:58 PM IST

Benedict Cumberbatch is all set to portray the role of the leading strategist of the Brexit campaign in a new Channel 4 drama.

The Sherlock actor will star as Dominic Cummings, the strategist who was the campaign director of the 'Vote Leave' campaign.

"Unpacking the anatomy of the historic, high-stakes campaign to win the hearts and minds of the British people, this one-off drama set primarily during the referendum will, for the first time, explore the myriad tactics employed to swing one of the most surprising referendum results in living memory," Channel 4 said, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

The drama will be directed by Toby Haynes and written by playwright James Graham.

The film will go on floors later this year.

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