Benedict Cumberbatch to play poisoned Soviet spy in HBO series ‘Londongrad’

Based on Alan Cowell’s ebook, the present will function Cumberbatch as former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko who was poisoned with Polonium-210 in 2006

British star Benedict Cumberbatch will star in an upcoming HBO restricted series, titled “Londongrad”.

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Based on Alan Cowell’s ebook“The Terminal Spy”, the present will function Cumberbatch as former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko who was poisoned with Polonium-210 in 2006.

Cumberbatch can even govt produce the series underneath his SunnyMarch manufacturing banner, reported Variety.

Litvinenko, who labored in Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) as an organized crime officer, fled to London in 2000. He grew to become a author, journalist and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. The former KGB spy was mysteriously poisoned in London in 2006. Twenty-two days after his hospitalisation, he had succumbed to the radioactive isotope polonium-210.

Bryan Fogel will direct the present with David Scarpa adapting Cowell’s ebook for the small display.

The two can even function govt producers alongside Len Amato, Adam Ackland and Claire Marshall.

Cumberbatch presently stars in filmmaker Jane Campion’s acclaimed Netflix function movie “Power of the Dog”.

The actor will subsequent reprise his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) function of Doctor Strange in “Spiderman: Far From Home” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.

2021-10-29 13:06:45

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