Laura Linney In Talks To Join Untitled Julian Assange Project
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is still in his asylum sanctuary at the Ecuadorean embassy in west London, but the Wikileaks project in development at DreamWorks Pictures, kicks off Berlin and Iceland shoot early next year.
Furthermore, Laura Linney is in talks to the join the project based on two books: ‘Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website’ by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and ‘WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy’ by David Leigh and Luke Harding.
Benedict Cumberbatch has already signed on to play Assange, and James McAvoy is rumoured to be circling another key role of Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the writer of ‘Inside WikiLeaks; Linney has been cast in an unspecified role.
Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) is reportedly directing from a script by Josh Singer.
The three-time Oscar nominee, Linney is well known for her roles in The Truman Show, The Savages, You Can Count On Me, Kinsey, and television’s The Big C. She will next appear alongside Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson, which opens on December 7th, 2012.
Source: The Wrap