British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has pulled out of director Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, four months after signing on to the project in April. No reason was given for the actor's departure.

Legendary Pictures and the director are currently seeking a replacement for the Star Trek Into Darkness, which is scheduled to begin production in February. Mia Wasikowska, who replaced actress Emma Stone in June, Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain are still attached to star.

Guillermo del Toro is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon. The project is said to revolve around a haunted house, but no specific story details have been confirmed.

After starring in the summer blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness, Benedict Cumberbatch will next be seen in 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, August: Osage County, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug later this year.

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