THE HEIRESS' Dan Stevens in Talks to Join DreamWorks' Wikileaks Film


As reported by Variety, star of "Downton Abbey" and Broadway's The Heiress, Dan Stevens is in talks to join DreamWorks' untitled Wikileaks movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Bill Condon.

Read the original report here.

Stevens would also join Daniel Bruhl and Alicia Vikander. The film is centered on the founder of the whistle blowing website Wikileaks' (played by Cumberbatch), who used the site as a tool to leak state secrets. Stevens would play a hacker friend of Bruhl's character who comes to work for the website.

The movie is produced by Anonymous Content's Steve Golin, Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros. Filming is set to begin next year.

Outside "Downton" and his role on the Great White Way, Stevens is at work on the British independent film Summer in February, in which he stars alongside Dominic Cooper and Emily Browning and which he also executive-produced and Amy Heckerling's Vamps with Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter and Sigourney Weaver (due out in fall 2012).

Stevens' other stage credits include the lead role of "Septimus Hodge" in David Leveaux's hit West End production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, and the "Doctor" in Tom Stoppard and André Previn's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at The National Theatre. He has worked frequently with Sir Peter Hall on productions including The Vortex (West End), Hay Fever (Haymarket Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It, which wowed audiences in London, New York and Los Angeles, and earned him an Ian Charleson Award nomination which is the British theatrical award to reward the best classical stage performances in Britain by actors aged under 30.

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