Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Buddhist teachers alive, and the upcoming documentary Walk With Me seeks to bring his life and words to a larger audience with the assistance of actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Cumberbatch, who considers himself a Buddhist, narrates the film. He credits a stint at a monastery in India with his interest in the philosophy—which starts to sound a lot like the origin of the character he’s playing in an upcoming movie, Dr. Strange.
But you know what? If fan interest in Cumberbatch and superhero movies are what propel more people to look into Buddhism and the work of Thich Nhat Hanh—a prolific author and human rights activist—great!