Stylish and charismatic actor Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame, is slated to star in a film about controversial journalist and WikiLeaks Editor in Chief Julian Assange.
Dan Stevens will be playing a role based on British journalist Ian Katz, Deputy Editor from newspaper The Guardian in a Hollywood production about Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Assange had reportedly collaborated with The Guardian over the release of some 250,000 top-secret U.S. diplomatic cables in 2011, but had a falling out with the newspaper prior to being given asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, while living there in exile, awaiting extradition to Sweden over rape charges.
Now the job of turning this saga into a film goes to none other than Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks Studio, which is collaborating with The Guardian for exclusive rights. The film, which also stars actor Benedict Cumberbatch (of Sherlock Holmes fame) as Assange, is reportedly going to be called, “The Man Who Sold the World.” By the sound of that, the film will probably not paint a favorable picture of Assange…
Stevens, 30, was only recently attending the Ermenegildo Zegna “Essenze” Collection Launch Event at the Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique on December 3, 2012 in New York City, donning a sharp dark suit, crisp white shirt and baby blue silk tie, presumably all by Zegna, of course.
Dan has been living in New York City, starring opposite actress Jessica Chastain in the Broadway play “The Heiress” at the Walter Kerr Theatre, which opened on November 1.
American magazine Town & Country is also featuring Dan Stevens in their January 2013 issue, showing a very dapper Stevens driving a sports car and attending the New York Natural History Museum apparently, dressed impeccably in designer suit, grey winter coat, scarf and leather gloves. That stylish persona created by Town & Country suits him well and should help his career along. Nicely done photographer Susanna Howe and Town & Country with the interview as well!
Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks career and troubles have also been chronicled in a play that began last year and was performed in his native Australia, called “Stainless Steel Rat,” starring actors Darren Weller and David Downer, at the York Theatre in Sydney.
Despite the warning that the storyline will probably be against Assange, the film is no doubt highly anticipated by both friends and foes alike.
Take a look at Dan Stevens’ style as he is photographed for Town & Country in my slideshow…