Downton Abbey star, Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) in talks to star in WikiLeaks movie!

After his Downton Abbey character’s death on Christmas Day, Variety has reported that Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley in the hit ITV1 period drama, is in talks to star in his first movie, WikiLeaks!

Stevens, whose character was killed in a car crash just after his first son was born during the Christmas Day special, had been rumoured to be setting his sights on America when it was revealed that he would not be signing up for the fourth series of the hit show next year.

And, now that it has been confirmed that Stevens will not be returning to the show, it is reported that he is in talks with producers of the movie, based in the story of WikiLeaks.

Stevens will not be the only British actor starring in the film, with Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch having already signed up to play WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

According to the publication, Stevens will play a hacker close to Daniel Domscheit-Berg, one of the company’s most prominent spokesmen.

Scottish superstar, James McAvoy had been linked to play the part of Domscheit-Berg but the role has now been cast with Daniel Bruhl, and Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair) will also feature in the cast.

The film, still untitled at present but working under the temporary name The Man Who Sold the World, is expected to begin production in January.

Watch a report on Stevens decision not to sign up for the fourth series of Downton Abbey in the clip below:


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One Response to “Downton Abbey star, Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) in talks to star in WikiLeaks movie!”

  1. Josie says:

    I wish him luck but he could have finished off the fourth season of Downton Abbey. Cumberbatch did not abandon Sherlock for Hollywood. Just seems a very egotistical move on his part.