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Julian Assange and Wikileaks will be getting the big screen treatment

01.21.2011

Well this isn't a total surprise considering how much news the man's made this year, but I do have to wonder what a biopic about Wikileaks founder and US public enemy number one Julian Assange would look like in practice.

The film will be an adaptation of Andrew Fowler's biography of the man called "Assange, The Most Dangerous Man in the World." For those of you living under a rock, Assange made headlines this year after his website Wikileaks released hundreds of thousands of war logs showing mass civilian deaths and other atrocities. Just kidding, what he made news for was hundreds of thousands of diplomatic logs which showed world leaders looking foolish and put various backroom underhanded deals out in the open. No one really cared about the war stuff.

Currently, he's under house arrest in the UK, and his daily activities vary from getting book deals to fearing assassination by 50 different countries' cover ops agencies.

Do you think this will make for an interesting film? But there's a bigger question, is Neil Patrick Harris available for the part?

Extra Tidbit: I hear the site is planning to release some info on Fox and News Corp soon, so I doubt they'll be picking this up for distribution.
Source: Variety

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11:31AM on 01/25/2011

NPH-FTW

I can't wait for Fox and News Corp to get theirs.
I can't wait for Fox and News Corp to get theirs.
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7:49AM on 01/24/2011
Do we really need or want a film about a megalomaniacal attention-seeking hypocritical autistic rapist?
Do we really need or want a film about a megalomaniacal attention-seeking hypocritical autistic rapist?
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2:10PM on 01/23/2011
Both Peter Sarsgaard and Paul Bettany are really good suggestions. Keep em coming guys!
Both Peter Sarsgaard and Paul Bettany are really good suggestions. Keep em coming guys!
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9:39PM on 01/22/2011
With Hollywood involved, I can already tell this movie will be unwatchable. I mean...from all the Assange dick riding that you know is going to go on.
With Hollywood involved, I can already tell this movie will be unwatchable. I mean...from all the Assange dick riding that you know is going to go on.
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6:59AM on 01/22/2011

Julian Sands 15 years ago would be perfect.

This doesn't really interest me in the least, but I remember thinking Julian Sands when he was younger could play him. Probably not so much today. They should get an unknown to play him. I kinda hope somebody does assassinate him so then we'd have a real good movie!
This doesn't really interest me in the least, but I remember thinking Julian Sands when he was younger could play him. Probably not so much today. They should get an unknown to play him. I kinda hope somebody does assassinate him so then we'd have a real good movie!
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6:59PM on 01/21/2011

Too Soon

This international ordeal needs to fully resolve before one can make a complete movie of it.
This international ordeal needs to fully resolve before one can make a complete movie of it.
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6:54PM on 01/21/2011
Get Peter Sarsgaard.

Also, this will be retarded. As much as I support Wikileaks and everything, this Julian guy is a pretentious pompous wanker. He's like all the most annoying delusional law and philosophy students from all the douchiest colleges in the world rolled into one massive big headed butthole.
And then along comes this movie to stroke his ego a little more.
Get Peter Sarsgaard.

Also, this will be retarded. As much as I support Wikileaks and everything, this Julian guy is a pretentious pompous wanker. He's like all the most annoying delusional law and philosophy students from all the douchiest colleges in the world rolled into one massive big headed butthole.
And then along comes this movie to stroke his ego a little more.
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4:32PM on 01/21/2011
Saw this coming.
Saw this coming.
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4:24PM on 01/21/2011
I'd like to see Eric Bana in the role. [link]
I'd like to see Eric Bana in the role. [link]
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3:45PM on 01/21/2011
This could work, let's just reunite David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, and Jesse Eisenberg and, no, I'm not serious, but that would be somethin'!
This could work, let's just reunite David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, and Jesse Eisenberg and, no, I'm not serious, but that would be somethin'!
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3:07PM on 01/21/2011

Dallas Roberts

That's his pic. From "310 to Yuma and "Walk the Line". Great actor and a dead ringer.
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That's his pic. From "310 to Yuma and "Walk the Line". Great actor and a dead ringer.
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1:28PM on 01/21/2011

David Caruso!!!

That's all i got
That's all i got
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1:24PM on 01/21/2011

I would go with what all the comments here

Have Maher or NPH or Bettany play Assange.
Have Maher or NPH or Bettany play Assange.
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1:09PM on 01/21/2011
nph actually would look like him so go with him or bettany
nph actually would look like him so go with him or bettany
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1:04PM on 01/21/2011
Of course it will.

Bill Maher could play him. :) They actually do like somewhat alike.

I would like to see the action behind the scenes, in the White House, where they are trying to control the situation, a smart movie, similar to Charlie Wilson's War.
Of course it will.

Bill Maher could play him. :) They actually do like somewhat alike.

I would like to see the action behind the scenes, in the White House, where they are trying to control the situation, a smart movie, similar to Charlie Wilson's War.
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1:03PM on 01/21/2011
I'd say Paul Bettany over NPH. Bettany was the first person I thought of when I ever thought about there being an Assange film to be made.
I'd say Paul Bettany over NPH. Bettany was the first person I thought of when I ever thought about there being an Assange film to be made.
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