Hollywood star, Benedict Cumberbatch, is making a transformation into a sports icon for his upcoming biopic. The actor, who is best known for playing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the 2013 film The Fifth Estate, is set to portray the legendary British cyclist, Sir Bradley Wiggins, in the upcoming movie, The End of the Road.
The movie, which is based on the book of the same name by journalist Richard Moore, will tell the story of Wiggins’ rise to fame and his eventual retirement from professional cycling. The film will focus on Wiggins’ struggles with depression and his battle to overcome it, as well as his determination to win the Tour de France in 2012.
Cumberbatch is no stranger to playing real-life characters, having portrayed Alan Turing in The Imitation Game and Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. He is also well-known for his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Doctor Strange in the 2016 film of the same name and its sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The actor has been training hard for the role, and has been spotted on the roads of London and Surrey, where he has been cycling with a professional coach. He has also been spotted in the gym, working on his strength and endurance.
Cumberbatch is no stranger to the world of cycling, having previously competed in the London-Surrey Cycle Classic in 2015. He also took part in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 in 2017, and has been spotted on the roads of London and Surrey, training for the role.
The movie is set to be released in 2021, and is sure to be a hit with cycling fans and moviegoers alike. Cumberbatch’s transformation into a sports icon is sure to be an interesting one, and it will be fascinating to see how he portrays Wiggins’ struggles and triumphs.