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Laura Linney is reportedly in talks to join Dreamworks’ untitled WikiLeaks/Julian Assange biopic in an unspecified role. Benedict Cumberbatch has already signed on to play Assange himself, and if that isn’t exciting enough, then James McAvoy is rumoured to be circling another central role of Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the writer of ‘Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World’s Most Dangerous Website’ which is one of the books that the film is based on. Domscheit-Berg used to be a spokesperson for WikiLeaks until leaving in 2011 after growing disillusioned with the company.

I think this is a good addition to the film, Linney is an underrated actress, and it sounds like it could be a good film in the vein of The Social Network. There’s no director attached at the moment, and could obviously have a huge bearing in where this is going to land quality wise, »

- Esben Evans

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