The ‘Avengers’ star replaces Benedict Cumberbatch in Legendary’s haunted house thriller
Legendary will produce and be a participating financing partner on the movie with Universal Pictures retaining an option to also finance at a later date.
Production will begin in January.
In addition to his famous turn as Loki in Marvel’s “The Avengers” and the “Thor” series, Hiddleston recently starred in Steven Spielberg‘s “War Horse” and Woody Allen‘s “Midnight in Paris.” He’ll soon be seen in “Thor: The Dark World,” Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” and Jim Jarmusch‘s “Only Lovers Left Alive.”
He’s repped by WME, Hamilton Hodell in the U.K., Authentic and Peikoff Mahan Law.