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Danny Boyle and Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Frankenstein' to Hit U.S. Theaters

Good news for fans of the smash-hit BBC series Sherlock -- star Benedict Cumberbatch's award-winning turn in Danny Boyle's Frankenstein stage play can soon be seen by U.S. audiences, as the play will be screened in theaters in the States next month. More after the jump.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Benedict Cumberbatch "will have his award-winning turn in the stage production of Frankenstein shown in movie theaters in the United States in June. The play, directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, ran for a little over two months at the Royal National Theater in London last year."

"Fathom Events is presenting a taped recording of the show in hundreds of theaters across the country on June 6 and 7; the production was shot twice, as Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller traded off playing Dr. Frankenstein and his monster. One night, Cumberbatch's turn as the monster will be shown, while Miller's take on it will play the other."

"The show was a smash hit in the UK, earning Cumberbatch and Miller a shared Olivier Award for Best Actor. Along with Sherlock, Cumberbatch will star in the upcoming Star Trek sequel and will again play two roles in The Hobbit. Boyle is directing the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, while, ironically, Miller will also play Sherlock Holmes in the TV show Elementary. The two, it seems, love sharing roles."