There have been few organizations in recent memory that have changed the way we receive news (and few that have stirred up as much controversy) than Wikileaks. Unsurprisingly, there are numerous films in the works that focus on Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange – both on the documentary and drama ends of the spectrum.
You can add another to the list of rumored Wikileaks movies, as Deadline is reporting that DreamWorks is still in the process of developing their own film.
And apparently, they’re eyeing Jeremy Renner for the Julian Assange role.
Renner, of course, burst on the scene with his Oscar-nominated performance as an emotionally scarred bomb technician in the film The Hurt Locker. Recently, you’ve seen him in The Avengers, and you’ll soon see him in the The Bourne Legacy.
Also attached to the film is Bill Condon, director of Kinsey, Dreamgirls, and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Parts 1 & 2).
The film would likely be based on at least two book about Wikileaks, WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War On Secrecy, by David Leigh and Luke Harding, and Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World’s Most Dangerous Website, by Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Dreamworks bought the right to those books back in March of 2011.
You can be sure than any film about Wikileaks will not only tackle the controversial organization, but Julian Assange’s various legal struggles as well. At least, we would hop so.