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Julian Assange emailed Benedict Cumberbatch to ask him to not to participate in the film.
The character "Ziggy" is based on the WikiLeaks Volunteer Sigurdur Thordarson that later turned out to be an FBI Informant.
On September 18 2013, Wikileaks released a mature version of the complete script to the public, because "the film is, from WikiLeaks' perspective, irresponsible, counterproductive and harmful." They also published a "Talking Points" memo "because it represents a frank internal appraisal of [the film] and what is wrong with it."
James McAvoy was cast as Daniel Domscheit-Berg but he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts his stage play, Macbeth. Daniel Brühl replaced him.
On July 2012 it was reported that Jeremy Renner was very keen on playing Julian Assange. However, it was announced on October the same year that Benedict Cumberbatch has landed the lead.
The film's title sequence, which depicts the history of news communication, took over a year to create.
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Joel Kinnaman auditioned for the role of Daniel Domscheit-Berg.
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