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Biopic Flick In The Works About WikiLeaks Founder

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It'll be like The Social Network, but with classified government information!

The life of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been optioned for the big screen. The controversial man's biography, penned by Andrew Fowler, will be the basis of the project, even though the book itself isn't set to publish until later this year.

Still, producers see the makings of a riveting story and they are developing the flick to rival drama-thriller type movies like All The Presidents Men. Producer Barry Josephson is describing it as "this generation's suspenseful drama with global impact."

It will certainly get a lot of attention, no question about that. Get a real A-list celeb to step into the role of Assange and you've got the makings of an Oscar flick right there.

Any ideas on who they could get for the role?

P.S. - Word is HBO and Universal are also getting into gear to make flicks about him, though they haven't struck deals like this one. Be prepared to see him EVERYWHERE by the year's end!

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9 comments to “Biopic Flick In The Works About WikiLeaks Founder”

  1. 1

    awesome save julian
    im thinking of relocating to join the save julian gang

  2. 2

    He kind of looks like Tim Robbins, so that's my pick.

  3. 3

    as long as the movie is acuerate will be a greta opotunitity for people to realize the importance of freedom of press and the nedd to keep transparency on goverments, is our rigth at citizens, they have agogod story there

  4. 4

    I think the spin doctors are going to have a field day with this "biopic". I have a feeling the things that will be accurate are - his name. Ya, that's about it. You know they're not going to tell the truth.

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  6. 6

    They should totally get Colin Mochrie (remember Whose Line?) to play him, they look like they could be twins!

  7. 7

    How come it only took like a week and a half to find this guy, but 11 years later the Hide n Seek World Champion Bin Laden is no where to be found???

  8. 8

    Funny thing, Wikileaks is exposing others that don't pay taxes and Julian Assange, himself grew up homeschooled in a Christian cult that does not believe in paying taxes. Yet, when they need an ambulance or a fireman, they call them. A bit… hypocritical of Assange, don't you think?

    Also, he manipulated videos with news stories on the US so that even Stephen Colbert objected. Wikileaks only exposes the US, he does not expose the Palestinians, or Iranian, Chinese, North Korean or other despotic regimes. Just the US. Not fair and not good journalism.

    In other words, Assange is not an idealist, he is an anarchists and crazy.

  9. 9

    They should get Bill Hader to portray Assange since this is one of his characters on SNL.