American film production company DreamWorks will shoot scenes in Reykjavík for an upcoming film on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks entitled The Man Who Sold the World.
Filming is expected to take place in the capital area in January.
Screenwriter Josh Singer has consulted with former WikiLeaks volunteer and MP for the Movement Birgitta Jónsdóttir.
“I hope this will not be a totally Hollywood movie,” Birgitta said.
Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, of the BBC adaptation series Sherlock, is said to play Assange. It has yet to be decided who will play Birgitta’s part.
Icelandic production service company True North will assist with the shoot but has declined to comment on the project to the media.
Filming is also expected to take place in Berlin and Belgium. The movie will be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and 2).
Click here to read more about Birgitta and her WikiLeaks connection.