The DreamWorks Animation project is a spinoff of the “Madagascar” films and currently has its own television show on Nickelodeon. Cumberbatch will play an animal in a high-ranking government-type job that is tracking down a villain voiced by Malkovich.
Lara Breay will produce.
Cumberbatch, star of TV’s “Sherlock”, is having a very good stretch after last starring in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Star Trek into Darkness” and next appearing in “The Fifth Estate” and “12 Years a Slave”. He is repped by UTA.
Malkovich can currently be seen in the action-sequel “Red 2” and next up has the thriller “Cut Bank” and the biopic “Chavez”, which he is serving as a producer on.