Benedict Cumberbatch to appear in The Penguins of Madagascar

PenguinsBenedict Cumberbatch will be voicing a character in animated feature The Penguins of Madagascar. Benedict will play a high ranking CIA agent on the trail of John Malkovich’s penguin villain. The Penguins of Madagascar is being produced by Dreamworks Animation. The penguins are a spin off from the popular Madagascar films starring Ben Stiller and Chris Rock.

The Penguins of Madagascar is scheduled for release in the US on 27 March 2015. The animal Benedict is playing has not yet been revealed. Popular choices? A jaguar or an otter!

In other film news Burlesque Fairytales – an early short film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Campbell Moore, Lindsay Duncan and Jim Carter is now available to rent on-line.  The film costs $7 to rent and can be viewed as many times as wished during the 24 hour rental period.