Benedict Cumberbatch will star in a new World War II drama from Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow in which he plays a real-world illusionist who used magic to beat the Nazis.
The movie is called War Magician, and it tells the story of Jasper Maskelyne, a British magician who was brought in by the military to help take down Erwin Rommell during the war. The movie is based on the book by David Fisher, adapted for the screen by E. Nicholas Mariani.
From Deadline‘s report:
“Trevorrow’s take features an international “magic gang” from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East who conspired with Maskelyne and a female military intelligence officer to defeat the Nazis.”
Gary Whitta, the former editor in…