Oh, he wants to be a producer, too.
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch is going to pop his cherry as a feature-film producer with Guantanamo Diary, a rom-com.
The film – a based-on-a-true-story account – will chronicle the decade-and-a-half-long incarceration of 45-year-old Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a suspect of terrorism held without charge at the infamous Gitmo prison, where he has been the subject of all sort of “enhanced interrogation” (except for waterboarding).
Slahi’s case is finally going to be reviewed in short order, by something called the Periodic Review Board – this after his release was ordered in 2010 and subsequently halted by a government appeal (the case and Slahi have been in limbo ever since).
How timely for the Cumber-stud.