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Alicia Vikander Joins DreamWorks' WikiLeaks Movie

14 December 2012 2:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Anna Karenina actress Alicia Vikander is in negotiations to star in the Untitled WikiLeaks/DreamWorks Project for director Bill Condon.

Daniel Br&#252hl is portraying WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in this biopic, which chronicles the rise and fall of his controversial website. Alicia Vikander will play one of his co-workers and eventual love interest. Benedict Cumberbatch also stars as Daniel Domscheit-Berg, whose departure from the site in 2011 is credited as a main reason that several international cables were leaked, which lead to the website's downfall.

Bill Condon is directing from a screenplay by Josh Singer, adapted from Daniel Domscheit-Berg's book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World's Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy by British jorunalists David Leigh and Luke Harding. Principal photography is slated to begin sometime next year.

Alicia Vikander will next be seen in the Warner Bros. »

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Producer Eric Fellner Talks Ron Howard’s Rush; Teases Strong Test Screenings and Chris Hemsworth’s Frequent “Naked Shagging”

12 December 2012 1:47 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though director Ron Howard dabbled in lighter romantic comedy fare for his last film (2011’s The Dilemma), he’s getting back into the period groove with his next feature, Rush.  The film takes place in the world of Formula 1 racing and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).  Production wrapped earlier this year, but we have to wait until next September before the pic hits theaters. Steve recently interviewed producer Eric Fellner in anticipation of the release of Tom Hooper’s musical adaptation Les Miserables, and Fellner talked a bit about Rush.  He revealed that he’s seen a nearly completed cut of the film, teased a standout performance from Brühl, and talked about the film’s promising test scores.  Hit the jump for more. Steve began by asking if Fellner has seen a rough cut of the film, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Daniel Brühl Takes Over for McAvoy in 'Wikileaks'

29 November 2012 7:07 AM, PST | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

It’s always neat when movie gossip and major news issues actually collide and even more so when both pieces of news are on something relevant and interesting.  THR reports that there’s been a change of plans for Bill Condon’s upcoming film about WikiLeaks and the controversial Julian Assange.  Due to scheduling conflicts with the new X-Men: Days of Future Past, James McAvoy will be dropping out with Daniel Brühl of Inglourious Basterds stepping in to fill his shoes. »

- Ben Pittard

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Casting Net: George Clooney teaming with Paul Greengrass. Plus: Daniel Bruhl, Guy Pearce, Rosamund Pike

28 November 2012 6:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

George Clooney is attached to star in and produce an untitled crime film written by Argo scribe Chris Terrio. Filmmaker Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy) is attached to direct and produce, along with Clooney’s producing partner Grant Heslov. And that’s all we got for this one, folks — the details of the script remain top secret. Probably not a sci-fi adventure set in the Persian desert, though. [Variety]

• Inglourious Basterds’ Daniel Brühl is logging onto the untitled Wikileaks movie as Daniel Domscheit-Berg (gesundheit!), the man who helped Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch – i.e. Benny Batch) build his site for clandestine government secrets. »

- Adam B. Vary

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'Inglourious Basterds' Star Replaces James McAvoy in Wikileaks Film

28 November 2012 2:51 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Unless you spotted him in a small role in The Bourne Ultimatum, American audiences got their best look at German actor Daniel Brühl when he played the sniper-turned-movie-star Fredrick Zoller in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds. He hasn't acted in much on this side of the world since then, but according to THR, Brühl is now set to replace James McAvoy in the Wikileaks movie that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon is directing for DreamWorks. The film follows Julian Assange, the founder of the site that had the world on edge as it exposed dozens of secret government documents. This film has already seen its share of actor shakeups, since it was originally supposed to star Jeremy Renner as Assange but "Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch stepped up to replace him. Laura Linney just signed on this past Monday in an unknown role, so even with the »

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Daniel Bruhl Replaces James McAvoy in the WikiLeaks Movie

28 November 2012 1:38 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Less than one month after James McAvoy entered talks to star in the Untitled WikiLeaks/DreamWorks Project, the actor has dropped out. Inglourious Basterds star Daniel Br&#252hl has finalized a deal to replace the departing actor, who left due to scheduling issues.

Daniel Br&#252hl will play Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the right hand man of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Daniel Domscheit-Berg's departure from the website is credited as one of the many reasons why thousands of diplomatic cables were leaked in September 2011, which lead to Julian Assange's downfall.

Bill Condon is directing from an adapted screenplay by Josh Singer, based on Daniel Domscheit-Berg's book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World's Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy by British jorunalists David Leigh and Luke Harding. There were reports that Laura Linney was circling a role as a State Department official, »

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Daniel Brühl to Star Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Bill Condon’s Julian Assange/WikiLeaks Film

28 November 2012 1:12 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We recently reported that James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) was in negotiations to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) in director Bill Condon's Julian Assange/WikiLeaks movie, but it looks like that role has fallen to Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds). With Cumberbatch set to play WikiLeaks founder Assange, Brühl will play his right-hand man, Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Domscheit-Berg was a German tech activist who became a spokesman for the organization and wrote the book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website, the rights of which were picked up by DreamWorks. Hit the jump for more.  THR reports that Brühl will get the role instead of McAvoy due to a breakdown in negotiations complicated by the actor's commitment to X-Men: Days of Future Past. DreamWorks has fast-tracked the WikiLeaks picture and is looking to start shooting as early as January. The studio also picked up the »

- Dave Trumbore

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James McAvoy Out, Daniel Bruhl In For WikiLeaks Movie With Benedict Cumberbatch

28 November 2012 12:50 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It looks like we'll have to keep waiting for the reunion between "Atonement" and "Starter For 10" stars Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy. While it was just a few weeks ago that it was reported the pair would team for the Bill Condon-directed WikiLeaks movie, it looks like McAvoy has moved on. THR reports that Daniel Bruhl ("Inglourious Basterds," "Joyeux Noel," "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Goodbye Lenin!") has replaced the actor in the film. Simply put, it's down to scheduling as McAvoy can't work around his commitments for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," as DreamWorks wants to get this movie up and running in January. Based on the books "Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World's Most Dangerous Website" and "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy," and penned by Josh Singer ("The West Wing," "Fringe"), the film will »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Wikileaks Movie Casts Actor to Replace James McAvoy (Exclusive)

28 November 2012 11:48 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

German actor Daniel Bruhl has finalized a deal to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in DreamWorks’ untitled Wikileaks movie being directed by Bill Condon. James McAvoy had been in negotiations for the role but talks broke down over scheduling regarding the actor's commitment to Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past. DreamWorks has fast-tracked its movie and is eyeing a shoot in January. Bruhl will now play Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who wrote Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website (and whose rights Dw picked up as well as those of David Leigh and Luke Harding’s

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Michael Fassbender Signed To Narrate Exclusive Media.s Spitfire Pictures Formula 1 Documentary “1″

14 November 2012 3:05 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Long time Formula 1. enthusiast and Golden Globe nominated actor, Michael Fassbender, has signed on to narrate Exclusive Media.s Spitfire Pictures. new documentary film .1., it was announced today by the film.s producer and Exclusive Media co-chairman Nigel Sinclair and fellow producer Michael Shevloff together with director Paul Crowder.

Fassbender is the German-Irish actor who stars in Inglourious Basterds, X-men: First Class and Prometheus.  For his acclaimed performance in Shame he won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award.  He recently completed shooting Terrence Malick.s latest and untitled film with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman and will shortly begin production on Jane Got A Gun also starring Natalie Portman and X-men: Days Of Future Past.

.We are honored that Michael has agreed to lend his voice to our film. He is one of the most »

- Michelle McCue

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Exclusive Media’s A Walk Among The Tombstones Starring Liam Neeson Sold Overseas

31 October 2012 2:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Exclusive Media has sold its thriller, A Walk Among The Tombstones starring Liam Neeson, to a number of top overseas territories as sales heat up on the eagerly awaited production, it was announced today by Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution. A Walk Among The Tombstones story goes – formerly a cop with the NYPD, now an unlicensed private eye and a recovering alcoholic haunted by past mistakes, Matt Scudder (Neeson) is hired to find the kidnapped wife of a drug dealer. He operates just outside the law where the police don.t go to track down the kidnappers, who he discovers have been involved in multiple kidnappings and brutal murders.

Written and to be directed by Academy Award nominated Scott Frank (Out Of Sight, The Lookout), the film is based on the popular .Matt Scudder. books series written by well-known writer Lawrence Block. The movie was developed and »

- Michelle McCue

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New Image from Ron Howard's Formula 1 Racing Film Rush Featuring Chris Hemsworth & Daniel Brühl

31 October 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Scheduled for theatrical release next September, Rush stars Hemsworth (The Avengers, The Cabin in the Woods) as race car driver James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as his rival Niki Lauda. Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth) and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Niki Lauda (Brühl). Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. Rush is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and written by Academy »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds Are Part of a Trilogy Says Quentin Tarantino

29 October 2012 6:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When you look at Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, set in World War II, and his latest film Django Unchained, set before the Civil War, one may not think they are connected. However, the director dropped an intriguing tidbit in a recent interview, where he believes they are both a part of the same trilogy.

"I don't know, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained bespeak a trilogy. As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don't know what it is yet."

Since both Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained are period pieces, it makes one wonder which period the filmmaker will tackle next. The Industrial Revolution? The Vietnam War? It will also be interesting to see if Christoph Waltz pops up in the third film, since he has starred in the first two. We'll keep you posted if any »

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All Together Movie Review

5 October 2012 3:38 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: All Together (Et si on vivait tous ensemble?) Kino Lorber/ Tribeca Film Director: Stéphane Robelin Screenwriter: Stéphane Robelin Cast: Jane Fonda, Pierre Richard, Claude Rich, Geraldine Chaplin, Guy Bedos, Daniel Brühl, Gwendoline Hamon, Bernard Malaka Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 10/4/14 Opens: October 19, 2012 How do people want to live when they get on in years, particularly if they are not able to care for themselves? Some will insist on remaining in their own homes despite the dangers they may face if nobody is around during moments of crisis. Others will move in with their children, not the favored solution in America but more likely in Europe. Some  [ Read More ]

The post All Together Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Production Starts On The World’S End: Re-Teams Director Edgar Wright With Stars Simon Pegg And Nick Frost

28 September 2012 11:55 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Working Title Films and Big Talk Productions have commenced filming on The World’S End, the third installment of Edgar Wright.s trilogy of comedies, following the successes Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).  The new movie is filming in the U.K. As with the first two movies in the trilogy, Universal Pictures International (Upi) will distribute The World.s End internationally and Focus Features will distribute it in North America.

As with the two earlier pictures, Mr. Wright co-wrote the script with Simon Pegg, who will once again star alongside Nick Frost. Joining the team are actors Martin Freeman (Shaun of the Dead, The Hobbit), Paddy Considine (Hot FuzzThe Bourne Ultimatum), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher).

Marsan and Wright

The World’S End also marks Mr. Wright.s third movie with Working Title and Big Talk, following Shaun of the Dead and »

- Michelle McCue

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Casting: Bruhl, Miller, Thewlis, Willard

27 September 2012 7:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A Most Wanted Man

Production has begun on "The American" director Anton Corbjin's adaptation of John le Carre's "A Most Wanted Man".

The start-of-shooting release confirms already announced cast members along with revealing the inclusion of "Inglourious Basterds" actor Daniel Brühl. [Source: Empire]

Homefront

Omar Miller has joined the cast of Gary Fleder's "Homefront". Jason Statham plays an ex-dea agent who moves his family to a seemingly quiet town that turns out to be rife with violence and drugs.

Miller will portray the only real friend to Statham's character, who helps keep him and his daughter safe in the volatile surroundings. James Franco, Frank Grillo and Winona Ryder also star. [Source: Variety]

The Zero Theroem

David Thewlis has joined the cast of Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem". He joins a cast that includes Christoph Waltz and Melanie Thierry.

The story follows a reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a »

- Garth Franklin

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Daniel Brühl Is A Most Wanted Man

25 September 2012 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Rumoured for a while but only just officially confirmed, Daniel Brühl has joined the already impressive cast of the John Le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man. Anton Corbijn (Control, The American), as you'll know by now, is directing.The story follows Issa, a refugee lately escaped from a Turkish prison and on the run from the Swedish authorities, who claims to be Chechen, but, rather mysteriously, doesn't speak the language. Arriving in Hamburg, he reveals he has the means to access a very private bank account containing a legacy of dubious origin. It's not long before British, German and American intelligence agencies are paying close attention.Brühl's character is unclear, since the most-wanted role of Issa belongs to Grigoriy Dobrygin (How I Ended This Summer). Philip Seymour Hoffman is aboard the film as German spook Gunther Bachmann; Robin Wright is playing CIA wonk Martha Sulllivan; Rachel McAdams is Annabel Richter, »

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Daniel Brühl Joins 'A Most Wanted Man' As Production Begins, Official Synopsis Revealed

25 September 2012 2:24 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Even with only two feature films under his belt, photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn has become a director with a distinct voice. His debut "Control" was a startling look at the life of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, while his followup "The American" placed George Clooney in a pretty nifty anti-thriller that favored mood over action. And so we couldn't be more excited about this next, the John Le Carré adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man." And with production now starting, a few more names an official synopsis have been revealed for the picture. "Inglourious Basterds," "The Edukators," "Goodbye Lenin!" and "The Bourne Ultimatum" star Daniel Brühl (who was rumored over a month ago) has joined Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe in the film, with Franz Hartwig, Kostja Ullman, Rainer Bock, Charlotte Schwab, Max Volkert Martens and Martin Wuttke rounding »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Shooting Begins on Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man; Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, and More Join Cast

25 September 2012 8:35 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Principal photography has begun on Anton Corbijn's adaptation of John le Carre's A Most Wanted Man.  The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a near-dead half-Chechen, half Russian man on the run in Hamburg's Islamic community, and looking to recover his father's ill-gotten fortune, which attracts the attention of German and U.S. security agencies.  We previously reported that Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright were on board, and the press release has announced that Willem Dafoe is attached as well.  The press release also lists the German actors co-starring in the production.  Among them is rising star Daniel Brühl, who is starring opposite Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard's upcoming Formula One racing drama, Rush. Hit the jump for the press release. Here's the press release: Principal photography begins on A Most Wanted Man Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright star in Anton Corbijn’s »

- Matt Goldberg

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Filmauro Takes Italian Rights From Exclusive Media To Disconnect; Directed By Henry-Alex Rubin – Stars Jason Bateman, Hope Davis & Alexander Skarsgård

7 September 2012 12:18 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis. Italian distribution company, Filmauro, acquired Italian rights from Exclusive Media to Henry-Alex Rubin.s ensemble drama Disconnect, prior to its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it received a 12 minute standing ovation, it was announced today by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media.s President of International Sales and Distribution.

The film features an all-star cast including Jason Bateman (The Change Up, Up In The Air), Hope Davis (Real Steel, HBO.s .Mildred Pierce.), Frank Grillo (Gangster Squad, The Grey), Paula Patton (Precious, Mission: Impossible . Ghost Protocol), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock, W.E.), Alexander Skarsgård (HBO.s .True Blood,. Melancholia) and Max Thieriot (Jumper), as well as Jonah Bobo (Crazy Stupid Love), Colin Ford (We Bought A Zoo) and Haley Ramm (X-men).

Set for its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th, »

- Michelle McCue

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