20/12/2012 14:04 GMT

'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens To Join Wikileaks Film With Benedict Cumberbatch?

'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens could be joining Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming Wikileaks film.

The actor, who plays Matthew Crawley in the hit ITV1 costume drama, is in talks to join the cast of the untitled DreamWorks movie, Variety reported.

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Dan Stevens could star in the Wikileaks film

Sherlock star Benedict will play Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, while Dan would play a hacker who comes to work for the whistleblowing site.

Daniel Bruhl and Alicia Vikander are also set to star in the movie, which is being directed by 'The Twilight Saga's' Bill Condon.

Dan is currently appearing on Broadway alongside 'The Help' actress Jessica Chastain in 'The Heiress'.

He will also be seen on the small screen on December 25 in the 'Downton Abbey' Christmas special.

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