Who would you cast as Julian Assange in a film about the WikiLeaks wunderkind?
Variety reports that Charles Ferguson, Oscar nominated for “Inside Job” has been signed to to HBO to direct his first non-doc feature: The story of Julian Assange.
Meanwhile both Universal and Dreamworks are developing Assange bio pics. Ryan Phillippe could make a good Assange; he has already been in one computer thriller with Tim Robbins, who would also be awesome as Assange, screw the age difference, Robbins looks young enough. Robert Pattinson? Sure. Any other suggestions?
The story of WikiLeaks, Assange and Bradley Manning would also make a stunning modern tragic opera, with a chorus in Anon masks.
(image: segment of Boucher’s Venus)