It's been well over a year since DreamWorks acquired two books centering on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a biopic about the controversial "journalist." Today, we have word that actor Jeremy Renner and director Bill Condon are circling the studio's Untitled WikiLeaks/DreamWorks Project.
Nothing is set in stone yet, although DreamWorks has met with both the actor and director. Jeremy Renner is reportedly, "looking hard" at portraying Julian Assange. DreamWorks also needs to find a screenwriter to adapt the books Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website by former WikiLeaks employee Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy, by David Leigh and Luke Harding, reporters for The Guardian newspaper.
Julian Assange, who launched the WikiLeaks website in 2006, is still facing prosecution in Sweden on charges of sexual assault, and U.S. charges of leaking classified documents.
We also reported last February that Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures is making its own Untitled Julian Assange/Wikileaks Project, based on a New York Times Magazine article by Bill Keller. Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) is writing the adapted screenplay.