Eddie Redmayne will reportedly star as Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower in an unnamed movie from the Russo Brothers.
Eddie Redmayne will reportedly star in an upcoming movie about British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Redmayne is an actor known for taking on many diverse roles in his career. From playing Marius in the film adaptation of Les Miserables to starring as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts franchise to his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. He has received several accolades for his performances both on stage and screen, and now he has a new and interesting role to take on.
Per Collider, Redmayne is reportedly set to star in an untitled Cambridge Analytica movie for AGBO Films, the production company of Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Redmayne will reportedly play Christopher Wylie, the pink-haired Canadian data consultant and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower. The film’s script was penned by Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, with Oscar-winner Peter Farrelly in talks to direct.
In 2018, Christopher Wylie released documents to The Guardian that revealed Cambridge Analytica’s alleged unauthorized possession of personal private data of up to 87 million Facebook users for the purpose of creating targeted digital ad campaigns. The Guardian article will be the basis for the new film. The Russo Brothers will produce with their AGBO partner Mike Larocca.
Redmayne has certainly proven himself to powerfully play autobiographical roles following The Theory of Everything and The Danish Girl. The actor most recently appeared as Tom Hayden in Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed The Trial of the Chicago 7 and will soon return as Newt in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3, which will release in July 2022. He also will play serial killer Charles Cullen in the upcoming thriller The Good Nurse.
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