Collider reported, that "Eddie Redmayne is attached to star in the untitled
Cambridge Analytica movie for Joe and Anthony Russo's company AGBO
Films, which is in talks with two-time Oscar-winner Peter Farrelly to direct.
A representative for AGBO had no comment.
Avengers: Endgame scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote
the script, and the project is financed and ready to go into production, though
just like last year when we reported that Matt Shakman was in talks to direct,
it's still anyone's guess as to when that will actually be. The project was
initially slated to be directed by David Gordon Green.
Redmayne is poised to play Christopher Wylie, the pink-haired data consultant
who hatched the idea of Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that illegally
harvested the personal data of 87 million Facebook users in order to influence
Donald Trump's presidential victory and the Brexit vote. Wylie's guilty conscience
led him to become a whistleblower and tell his story, both in court and in the press,
and it was an article in The Guardian by Carole Cadwalladr that was acquired by
AGBO and serves as the catalyst for this project.
The Russo brothers are producing with their AGBO partner Mike Larocca, and
the Cambridge Analytica project represents an edgy departure for the company,
as well as screenwriters Markus and McFeely. 30WEST is executive producing
and shopping the Cambridge Analytica movie with AGBO, and several
distributors are said to have already expressed interest in the prestige project."
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