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Weekend Odds & Ends: Benedict Cumberbatch Sacrifices Screen for Stage, Jonathan Pryce Joins Game of Thrones & More

Weekend Odds & Ends: Benedict Cumberbatch Sacrifices Screen for Stage, Jonathan Pryce Joins Game of Thrones & More
Benedict Cumberbatch
'I can't move the play,' said Cumberbatch.

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed over the weekend.

Benedict Cumberbatch Sacrifices Screen for Stage
As if we needed any more reasons to love Benedict Cumberbatch. It looks like the Sherlock star is sacrificing the screen for the stage. That’s right. Although everyone on the interweb seems to want him to play the titular character in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, there’s a great big scheduling conflict: Cumberbatch is playing Hamlet in London next year. “I can't move the play," he told USA Today. "You've got to do that within a certain amount of time just to be fair on the culture. If you announce that you're going to do it, you need to stick to that because other people are waiting to do theirs." Now, Benedict, any chance you can transfer the show to Broadway? Or can somebody please help us buy tickets for the London production?!

Tony Winner Jonathan Pryce Joins Game of Thrones
Jonathan Pryce is one of the new Game of Thrones castmembers! According to Deadline, the two-time Tony winner will play High Sparrow in Season Five, a moral man who doesn’t exactly agree with the corrupt goings-on in King’s Landing.

Mary-Louise Parker's Double Dose of Good Hollywood News
Double good news from Hollywood for Mary-Louise Parker via The Wrap and Deadline. Not only will the Tony winner guest star on NBC’s The Blacklist, but she will also join Broadway vet Peter Sarsgaard in new NBC miniseries The Slap, which follows a family in crisis after one man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child.
 

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