Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate ‘Naples ’44’

London, Feb 13 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been roped in as voice talent to narrate upcoming high-profile documentary “Naples ’44”.

Helmed by Italian director Francesco Patierno, the documentary is based on the eponymous diary by British travel writer Norman Lewis about his experience as a British intelligence officer in the southern Italian port city following its liberation from Nazi forces, reports variety.com.

Cumberbatch is voicing Lewis, who wrote the memoir while he was a sergeant in the Field Security Service of the British Army Intelligence Corps in southern Italy from September 1943 to October 1944.

In his widely sold book, he recorded the desperate lives of Neapolitan civilians who survived by relying on all types of subterfuges, and also prostitution, thievery and belief in miracles and cures.

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