Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2012 BAFTA TV Awards. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Here’s the Benedict Cumberbatch-related Rumor of the Week: Deadline reports that the Sherlock star is allegedly in talks to play Julian Assange in a proposed DreamWorks film, with Bill Condon likely attached as director. Could Benny be testing his Aussie accent to play the embattled WikiLeaks founder, who is currently holed up in an Ecuador’s London embassy? Here’s a bit of Assange speaking back in August:

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.