Rachel McAdams to Star in ‘Doctor Strange’ Alongside Benedict Cumberbatch
Rachel McAdams is finally joining the Marvel universe.
The True Detective star, who previously turned down the role of Pepper Potts in Iron Man, will play the female lead in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie, according to TheWrap. The publication reports that McAdams, 36, confirmed the casting rumors on Monday (Sept. 14, 2015) during an event at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Doctor Strange will be directed by Scott Derrickson. According to Marvel, the movie will “follow the story of neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.”
Shooting is slated to start shooting in November. The film currently has a Nov. 4, 2016 release date.