On the heels of scene-stealing turns in prestige titles “Steve Jobs” and “Trumbo,” Michael Stuhlbarg is in talks to join Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Cumberbatch will star as neurosurgeon Stephen Strange, who after a horrific car accident discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. Stuhlbarg is making a deal to play rival scientist Nicodemus West, according to insiders.
Stuhlbarg, who plays Apple engineer Andy Hertzfeld in “Steve Jobs” and actor Edward G. Robinson in “Trumbo,” previously starred in the Coen brothers comedy “A Serious Man” and Sony’s “Men in Black 3.” He also played crime boss Arnold Rothstein on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
Stuhlbarg is represented by ICM Partners. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.