Dreamworks’ Wikileaks movie continues to come together, with Variety reporting that Anna Karenina star Alicia Vikander has entered negotiations to star in the movie for director Bill Condon.
Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the film, which follow the rise and fall of his controversial website. Alicia Vikander will play one of his co-workers and eventual love interest. Daniel Bruhl (who recently replaced James McAvoy) is also onboard to play Daniel Domscheit-Berg, whose departure from the site in 2011 – due to major philosophical and journalistic differences – is credited as one of the main reasons that thousands of secret international cables were leaked, which led to massive international controversy.
Bill Condon is directing from a screenplay by Josh Singer, which is adapted from Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s book Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World’s Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War On Secrecy by David Leigh and Luke Harding. Filming will begin next year.