Now Benedict Cumberbatch May Play Julian Assange

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Benedict Cumberbatch attends The Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 4, 2011 in London, England. Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images

So much for Jeremy Renner: Deadline is reporting that Benedict Cumberbatch is now the front-runner to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a biopic to be directed by Bill Condon. The Killing's Joel Kinnaman is also said to be circling the other lead; he'd play Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who served as the spokesman for WikiLeaks. Will they make out? Probably not. (Gotta save something for the sequel.)