Although it’s been going under Untiled WikiLeaks Project for quite some time, producers have finally gone with a tentative title for their upcoming Julian Assange drama. According to sources, they’ll be using The Man Who Sold the World as they head into a January production — no relation to the David Bowie song.
Led by Benedict Cumberbatch in the main role, we’ve also got word from Variety that Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has joined the cast that follows the WikiLeaks founder. Stevens will play a hacker who is close friends with Daniel Domscheit-Berg, portrayed by Inglourious Basterds star Daniel Bruhl. Swedish starlet Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair) also recently joined the cast.
The Man Who Sold the World is being helmed for DreamWorks by Bill Condon, director of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2 and veteran television writer Josh Singer (The West Wing, Fringe) adapts the screenplay from the two books, Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, as well as David Leigh and Luke Harding’s WIkiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.
The film will focus on Assange and the setting up of WilkiLeaks, as the non-profit organization came to be in 2006 and has gone onto leak a significant number of anonymous, corporate and government documents from around the world to the public. In February of 2010 WikiLeaks had its well-known “Cablegate,” a U.S. diplomatic cables leak that would become the organization’s undoing. Assange, currently seeking asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy on London, will give a public Christmas speech tonight from the embassy at 19:00 GMT.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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