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James drops out of WikiLeaks film

It looks like James McAvoy won’t be reuniting with his Atonement and Starter for 10 co-star Benedict Cumberbatch after all. Earlier this month, we learned that McAvoy had signed on for Bill Condon‘s WikiLeaks movie in the role of Daniel Domscheit-Berg, right-hand man to Julian Assange (Cumberbatch). Unfortunately, negotiations have now broken down over McAvoy’s commitment to X-Men: Days of Future Past.

When McAvoy’s name cropped up a few weeks ago, the word was that Condon’s movie would shoot around the actor’s X-Men schedule. As of now, however, DreamWorks has fast-tracked the project for a January start.

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