Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten
has a role in Bill Condon
‘s untitled Wikileaks movie about Julian Assange at DreamWorks.
Dutch actress Van Houten plays Birgitta Jonsdottir who has been an activist and a spokesperson for various groups, such as Wikileaks. Besides, a former WikiLeaks volunteer Jonsdottir is a real-life member of the Althing, the Icelandic parliament.
Van Houten joins British star Benedict Cumberbatch
, Spanish-born German thesp Daniel Bruhl
(Inglourious Basterds) and Swedish starlet Alicia Vikander
(Anna Karenina) .
The upcoming film, scribed by Josh Singer
, stars Cumberbatch as Assange who launched the whistleblowing site in 2006 and began antagonizing world governments by leaking embarrassing diplomatic cables and other state secrets; Bruhl plays his now-estranged right-hand man Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and Vikander appears as Domscheit-Berg’s co-worked and girlfriend.
Domscheit-Berg’s book ‘Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website’ will serve as the basis for the film along with ‘WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War On Secrecy,’ by U.K. reporters David Leigh and Luke Harding.
There’s no mention of Dan Stevens who was previously said to be on board to play Guardian journalist Ian Katz.
Van Houten previously worked with Bruhl and Clive Owen on Intruders.