'Sherlock' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in the short film 'Little Favour', an action-thriller about a retired government operative.
Fans of the Sherlock TV mini-series – as co-created by current Doctor Who head showrunner Steven Moffat – know all about its star, Benedict Cumberbatch. The rest of the world will get a crash-course on who this guy is – and why he’s inspired such a rabid fanbase – since Cumberbatch portrays the “mystery” antagonist inStar Trek Into Darkness (which is now playing in theaters).
However, the actor will also soon get to work on a smaller-scale project; a short film, titled (appropriately) Little Favour. The action-thriller will pair Cumberbatch opposite Nick Moran – who played one of the Snatchers in the final two Harry Potter films – and is described as follows:
It’s been 7 years since [WALLACE, played by Benedict Cumberbatch] left Her Majesty’s service and 10 years since the American counter-part who became his friend, saved his life on a joint mission in Iraq. He’s migrated his skill set into a lucrative business while managing to keep his secret battle with PTSD under wraps. One day, while finally deciding to try his hand at a functional relationship, his old friend JAMES cashes in his chip and asks a LITTLE FAVOUR. How could he refuse when he owes the man his life?
Little Favour is being written and directed by first-timer Patrick Victor Monroe, with fellow newcomers Adam Ackland and Ben Dillon producing through the SunnyMarch production company (which the duo formed last year). Principal photography will take place in London, thanks to funds raised through Indiegogo (you can still make a contribution on the site).
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