WikiLeaks Movie Crew Start Filming in Reykjavík

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WikiLeaks Movie Crew Start Filming in Reykjavík

Film director Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) will shoot scenes in downtown Reykjavík tomorrow for an upcoming film on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks entitled The Man Who Sold the World.

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Austurvöllur. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Shooting is expected to take place in Austurvöllur square, which is located opposite Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament. The square was the scene of mass protests, the so-called Kitchenware Revolution (or Pots and Pans Revolution), following the financial collapse in 2008.

As reported earlier, screenwriter Josh Singer consulted with former WikiLeaks volunteer and MP for the Movement Birgitta Jónsdóttir. Birgitta was also active in the Kitchenware Revolution.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch of the BBC adaptation series Sherlock will play Assange. Dutch actress Carice von Houten will play Birgitta, Morgunblaðið reports, and German actor Daniel Brühl also features in the film.

Icelandic production service company True North is assisting with the production.

Click here to read more about the shooting of the film in Iceland.

ZR