DreamWorks picks up WikiLeaks books, but Steven Spielberg is not involved

WikiLeaks-movieImage Credit: Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com; Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesContrary to what you might have read online today, Steven Spielberg is not — repeat not — planning on directing or producing a movie about WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange, according to reps for both Spielberg and DreamWorks. DreamWorks has indeed purchased the rights to two WikiLeaks books — Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy — but at this point, there is no script for a WikiLeaks movie, no writer, no director, and no producer. And Spielberg, who runs DreamWorks with partner Stacey Snider, already has a full plate: He’s directing War Horse, Lincoln, and Robopacalypse for DreamWorks, and The Adventures of Tin Tin for Paramount.

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  • Wikileaks Movie

    We are looking forward to seeing the Wikileaks Movie (or movies)! This is a story that the team at wikileaks-movie.com observes to have many exciting, interesting and high-impact elements. Hopefully one of the studios (e.g. DreamWorks, Universal) will take the risk to do an outstanding job on the project. Looking forward to seeing which actors take part in this movie project and which of the many aspects of the Wikileaks story are highlighted. From Julian Assange and Bradley Manning to Anonymous and many of the high-profile journalists and lawyers involved, there are many (almost too many) aspects to draw from. Thanks!

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