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Daniel Bruhl Replaces James McAvoy In Wikileaks Movie

Submitted by on November 29, 2012 – 12:50 pm Comments

It was just a few weeks ago that it was reported that Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy would team for the Bill Condon-directed WikiLeaks movie; but it looks like McAvoy has moved on. Daniel Bruhl has replaced McAvoy in the film. Simply put, it’s down to scheduling as McAvoy can’t work around his commitments for “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” as DreamWorks wants to get this movie up and running in January.

In the movie, Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly going to play the role of Julian Assange. The movie is basically a look at how Wikileaks founder Julian Assange worked with key international newspapers. Laura Linney was in talks for a role, but there have been no negotiations or offers, although there is “interest” in having her play a CIA officer of some kind. As far as Bruhl is concerned, he is a Spanish-born German actor. He began his work at a young age in a German soap opera called Forbidden Love in 1995. In 2003, his starring role in German tragicomedy film Good Bye, Lenin! received wider recognition and critical acclaim which garnered him the European Film Award for Best Actor and the German Film Award for Best Actor.

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Brühl has worked in many countries both Europe and America and in several languages. He stars in many European films as The Edukators, Ladies in Lavender, Joyeux Noël and Salvador (Puig Antich). He speaks fluent German, English, Spanish, French and Catalan languages. He was introduced to mainstream U.S. audiences in the role of Frederik Zoller, a German war hero in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt, which premiered at Cannes 2009. He and his co-stars won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 2009, he also starred in Julie Delpy’s third directorial film The Countess.

As far as Wikileaks is concerned, it is an international, online, self-described not-for-profit organization publishing submissions of secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous news sources and whistleblowers. Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, is generally described as its founder, editor-in-chief, and director.[9] Kristinn Hrafnsson, Joseph Farrell and Sarah Harrison are the only other publicly known and acknowledged associates of Julian Assange.

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Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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