With summer rumblings of a Dreamworks project starring Jeremy Renner coming to nothing official, it seems that the studio has turned its attentions towards Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, Sherlock) and Joel Kinnaman (star of José Padilha's RoboCop reboot) for the two leading roles. The parts in question are Wikileaks' editor-in-chief (and current Ecuadorian Embassy resident) Julian Assange, and his right-hand-man Daniel Domscheit.
Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon may have a chance to see if it really is a better love story than Stephenie Meyer's vampire novels, as he is currently the main man in the frame to helm the project. Casting Cumberbatch and Kinnaman would be a strong statement of intent; such is their thespian calibre. Condon's selection may get a rough ride from the anti-Twilight brigade, but he has displayed his directorial chops in prior years with the likes of Gods and Monsters (1998), which saw him prise a decent performance out of Brendan Fraser (no mean feat).