Paul Bettany To Lead David Gordon Green’s Cambridge Analytica Film

Bettany Reunites With The Russo Brothers And 'Avengers' Writers

A movie about controversial data collection company Cambridge Analytica may not sound too exciting, but remember it was the talent involved which made The Social Network exciting. In this case, the untitled movie will be directed by David Gordon Green, produced by The Russo Brothers, and written by Avengers duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Damn. And now you can add another Marvel alum, Paul Bettany, in the lead role.

According to Observer, Bettany will star in Green’s untitled film about Cambridge Analytica, which drew criticism and headlines for its data collection tactics and unauthorized possession of millions of Facebook users’ private information. Bettany will play CEO Alexander Nix, who hired consultant Christopher Wylie, the man who would later expose the company’s inner workings in a series of leaked documents.

Bettany is far from done with the MCU, and will be seen once again as Vision in the Disney+ series WandaVision. Next up for him is the roadtrip film Uncle Frank, directed by Alan Ball and co-starring Sophia Lillis.  Filming on the Cambridge Analytica film will pick up once Green finishes with his Halloween sequels.


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