As well as the usual task of learning lines, Benedict has the added job of bulking up as, according to reports, he’ll be hitting the gym constantly during the next few months to ensure he has a buff bod.
“Skinny Sherlock Holmes will be the last thing anyone thinks about.”
The paper adds that the ‘Imitation Game’ actor is having sessions with a personal trainer and eating twice as many calories in a bid to add some muscle to his frame.
This isn’t the first time Benedict has hit the gym for a role and back in 2013, he was tasked with adding some muscle to his frame for the ‘Star Trek’ film.
He’s also set to star in one of two upcoming ‘Jungle Book’ remakes, alongside Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett.