12:47 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 03/03/2011 12:05PM
Who has the right mix of roguish bravado to portray Julian Assange on the big screen?
That's the question facing DreamWorks, which is planning a feature film about the controversial WikiLeaks founder, after securing the rights to two books written about him.
No casting decisions have been made yet, but four actors in particular seem like they could pull it off: Chris Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce and Julian Sands. The first three are well-known stars; Sands is less famous but physically is a dead ringer for Assange.
So, tell us, if you were the casting director …
Originally posted 12/14/2010 11:10AM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail set at $315,000 on Tuesday, a week after his Dec. 7 arrest on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion in Sweden.
Even so, reports the BBC, he is not free from jail just yet – having to remain in custody for at least 48 hours pending a possible appeal by prosecutors.
Assange, 39, said last week he would resist extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning in connection with the alleged offenses. Two women Assange had met in Sweden during a business trip to the country initially made the charges.
Originally posted 12/07/2010 06:30AM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion in Sweden.
Assange, 39, met police in London after days of speculation following the accusations. Assange, an Australian national, has reportedly been hiding in the U.K. since the avalanche of hundreds of thousands of documents detailing diplomatic cables had been leaked via his anti-secrecy Web site.
In City of Westminster Magistrate's Court Tuesday he was denied bail. Assange said he would resist extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning in connection with the alleged offenses. He has been ordered to remain in custody until a further court session on Dec. 14.
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