New Projects For Takei, Cumberbatch
Where is George Takei now? The answer, as usual, is… everywhere. Star Trek’s original Sulu will appear tonight on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. He’s taping the appearance this afternoon in New York City and it will run tonight at 11 p.m. EST/PST on FX. Takei can also be seen, in a most unique way, in the comic strip Dick Tracy. Here’s what Takei wrote on his official Facebook page: “Beginning last Sunday (Jan. 13), and continuing for about two months, the Dick Tracy comic strip on Sundays is featuring a storyline involving me and my husband Brad. I appear under the name ‘George Tawara.’ The story has a WWII internment connection, and we are truly honored to be a part of it.” Oh, and Takei is in the midst of a book tour to support his latest tome, Oh Myyy!
Meanwhile, Benedict Cumberbatch is now hard at work on his next project. The actor, who’ll be seen as John Harrison in Star Trek Into Darkness, has begun shooting The Fifth Estate, with Cumberbatch playing the controversial figure Julian Assange. Check out the photo, and, here’s the synopsis straight from Dreamworks: “Following Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), The Fifth Estate traces the heady, early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of a series of controversial and history changing information leaks. The website’s overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects and transformed the flow of information to news media and the world at large.”
The Fifth Estate will open on November 15.