The Swedish actress has been cast in the still-untitled WikiLeaks/Julian Assange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl and directed by Bill Condon. Based on the books "Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World's Most Dangerous Website" and "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy," and penned by Josh Singer ("The West Wing," "Fringe"), the film will present Assange as a whistleblower who apparently let power get to his head and let the ethics of his work slide, much to the chagrin of his right hand man Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Bruhl). Vikander will play Bruhl's co-worker and love interest.
We hope she gets more to do than just hang off Bruhl's arm, but at the very least, this will put her on a lot more casting radars, which is not a bad thing at all. Production on the movie starts next year, and can we give this thing a name already? [Variety]