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Now Benedict Cumberbatch May Play Julian Assange

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Benedict Cumberbatch attends The Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 4, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by 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.)

Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images