Triple-Oscar-nominee Laura Linney is apparently exploring a reunion with her Kinsey director Bill Condon, who is on board to helm the as-yet-untitled Julian Assange/Wikileaks Project. Though currently unclear as to the precise role, her customary level-headed passion will lend certain power to the proceedings, regardless of which side of the controversy she’ll argue (and you know she’ll argue, it’s what she does best!).
An intriguing companion to the likes of The Social Network, the film centers around the relationship – or perhaps better said, the demise of the relationship – between Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and his former right-hand man, Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Evidently hell hath no fury like a colleague scorned, and the effects of their falling out are largely attributed to the Great Wikileaks Controversy of 2010.
Screenwriter Josh Singer will underpin the script with Domscheit-Berg ‘s own book, Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website, along with Luke Harding and David Leigh‘s WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War On Secrecy. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Julian Assange, with James McAvoy taking over for Joel Kinnamon as Domscheit-Berg after the Robocop star dropped out of discussions earlier this year.
Pre-production on the Dreamworks project has begun, with production in Europe slated to begin in early 2013.
Assuming she has her choice of roles, which side of the debate would you like to see Laura Linney engage ~ freedom of information or national security?
Source: The Film Stage