WikiLeaks – The Movie in the works

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wikileaks-julian-assange-time-cover.jpgThe first few steps towards turning the WikiLeaks saga into a Hollywood movie are underway, according to Variety Magazine.

A “suspenseful drama thriller”, the planned movie will be a biopic focussing around the life of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, and will be based on Andrew Fowler’s upcoming biography, The Most Dangerous Man in the World.

Producers Barry Josephson and Michelle Krumm have secured the rights to the book, and are said to be actively looking to develop the project for the big screem.

Assange and the WikiLeaks political whistle-blowing website have courted controversy in recent months, with the site marked as a threat to international security for its commitment to publishing sensitive communications between nations and public figures. Assange himself is currently under house arrest in the UK following rape allegations.

Gerald Lynch