Jeremy Renner may play Julian Assange in WikiLeaks film

DreamWorks studio, which optioned two Guardian journalists' book about the WikiLeaks saga, is looking to cast the star of The Bourne Legacy as the outspoken activist

Julian Assange, the man Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger once described as "a compelling character who goes beyond what any Hollywood scriptwriter would dare to invent", may be played by Jeremy Renner in DreamWorks' planned movie version about the inside story of WikiLeaks.

Renner, who is gearing up for the release of The Bourne Legacy – the latest instalment in the spy franchise made famous by Matt Damon – is "looking hard" at playing the outspoken activist, according to the Deadline blog. Bill Condon, the man behind Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn parts one and two, is rumoured to be lined up as director.

DreamWorks' WikiLeaks movie will span the events covered by Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding's book, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy,
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