‘Avengers’ star, Paul Bettany is set to star in David Gordon Green’s upcoming feature based on the scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica.
The drama will centre on the consultant Christopher Wylie, who was hired by Cambridge Analytica CEO, Alexander Nix, played by Bettany, to help lead the data collection initiative for the company which made headlines for its harvesting of Facebook-derived personal data without consent for political advertising purposes.
Whilst Gordon Green is at the helm, Bettany teams up once again with Joe and Anthony Russo who will serve as producers. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely – the Russo brothers go to scribes – will pen the script.
Bettany will be heading back to his role as Vision in the Disney+ series ‘Wandavision’ later in the year. He was last in Ron Howard’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. His upcoming films include the drama ‘Uncle Frank’ set in 1973, he plays the lead in which he takes a road trip with his niece.
Green’s previous work includes Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Stronger’ and the series ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ which features a cast of John Goodman, Danny McBride – who is also the creator behind the show – and Adam Devine. He is currently in post-production on ‘Halloween Kills’ and will follow that up with ‘Halloween Ends’ towards the end of the year.