LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Amy Landecker attends the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
“Transparent” star Amy Landecker has joined the cast of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Scott Derrickson is directing the movie, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton and Landecker’s “A Serious Man” co-star Michael Stuhlbarg.
Cumberbatch plays neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, who after a horrific car accident discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. Landecker’s role is being kept under wraps.
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Kevin Feige is producing “Doctor Strange,” which was written by Jon Spaihts. Production is currently under way, Disney will release the comic book movie on Nov. 4, 2016.
Landecker plays Sarah Pfefferman on Amazon’s Emmy-winning series “Transparent,” which returns for its second season on Dec. 11. She recently appeared in “Project Almanac” and Nicole Holofcener‘s “Enough Said,” and she’ll soon be seen in Lorene Scafaria‘s “The Meddler” with Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Mostow‘s “Hunter’s Prayer” with Sam Worthington.
Landecker is represented by ICM Partners, and Marvel had no comment about her casting.