James McAvoy replaced by Daniel Bruhl in the WikiLeaks movie from Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon
The film based on the huge WikiLeaks scandal (which we will call the UNTITLED JULIAN ASSANGE/WIKILEAKS PROJECT) is undergoing more casting changes. First we had Jeremy Renner rumored to play the lead Julian Assange, but had been replaced by Benedict Cumberbatch, and now it looks like James McAvoy who was going to play Daniel Domscheit-Berg will now be portrayed by Daniel Bruhl (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM). The project will be based on the two novels entitled: “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World’s Most Dangerous Website” and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy”, and will follow Assange as a man who let the power go to head and the ethics of his work go to the wayside which was cause for concern by his right-hand guy Domscheit-Berg. Casting for the film is still underway as there have been rumors that Laura Linney was in negotiations to join the film but that has been unconfirmed at this time.
Directed by Bill Condon, the UNTITLED JULIAN ASSANGE/WIKILEAKS PROJECT will star Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brul. Shooting should begin sometime next year so stay tuned for further updates. (THR)