Benedict Cumberbatch has lined up his next voice role – as a charming, sophisticated wolf in upcoming movie Penguins of Madagascar.
The Sherlock star will play Classified in the Madagascar spin-off which, like the animated TV series, focuses on the quartet of witty penguins. Classified is in charge of a secret protective agency for animals.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be a penguin but I do know what it’s like to be a super-duper-smooth classified agent,” said Cumberbatch, referring to his lead role as detective Holmes.
The film is due to hit cinemas this winter, with Ken Jeong, Andy Richter, Chris Miller and Tom McGrath also lending the voices. John Malkovich will star as Classified’s nemesis, the evil octopus Octavius Brine.
The British actor, 37, is currently filming Black Mass about killer Whitey Bulger. He plays Bulger’s brother alongside Johnny Depp.
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