James McAvoy Replacing Joel Kinnaman in WikiLeaks Movie

James McAvoy poses in the press room during the 2012 Olivier Awards at The Royal Opera House on April 15, 2012 in London, England.
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Variety reports that James McAvoy is in talks to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks movie, replacing the previously rumored Joel Kinnaman (back to the drawing board, slash-fictionists). McAvoy is circling the part of Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Julian Assange’s one-time right-hand man, who eventually grew wary of Assange’s power hunger. You’d think after Atonement that McAvoy would’ve learned not to trust that handsome, winter-green-eyed devil.

James McAvoy May Join WikiLeaks Movie