Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
1

Movies News

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Julian Assange in biopic?

By
Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly in talks to play Julian Assange in an upcoming biopic.

The Sherlock actor would star as the WikiLeaks founder, alongside Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Assange's (now former) right-hand man Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who wrote the book upon which the script is partially based.

Benedict Cumberbatch

© PA Images / Ian West/PA Archive

Julian Assange

© Rex Features



Deadline also reports that Bill Condon, who directed both Part 1 and the upcoming Part 2 of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, will direct the biopic.

DreamWorks is producing the film, which is based partly on Domscheit-Berg's book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website, and partly on David Leigh and Luke Harding's book WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy.

Former The West Wing and Fringe writer Josh Singer penned the script.

It was reported earlier this year that Jeremy Renner was interested in the role of Assange.

> Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Star Trek': 'You care about these characters'
> 'Parade's End' Benedict Cumberbatch: 'I haven't played many aristocrats'

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch discussing his role in Sherlock with Digital Spy below:

You May Like

Comments

Loading...