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Rowan Joffe to pen HBO’s WikiLeaks project

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 10th, 2011

With Charles Ferguson attached to direct the film, HBO’s upcoming project surrounding WikiLeaks and its founder Jullian Assange is slowly becoming one of the more intriguing films the TV giant has to offer. And now, it has gotten even more interesting.

Variety is reporting that Rowan Joffe has been tapped to write the film’s script, with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall now on board as producers. The film will be based on a collection of source material, including the Raffi Khatchadourian New Yorker article from 2010, No Secrets: Julian Assange’s Mission for Total Transparency. The film will “tell the story of WikiLeaks, a database run by former hacker and Internet activist Julian Assange and his operatives, whose mission is to collect and disseminate via the Internet private, secret and classified information from anonymous sources.”

With a similar project moving forward at DreamWorks, this does appear to be beating that one to the punch. Personally, as a fan of HBO and especially of director Ferguson, this project is definitely the WikiLeaks film that I’m looking forward to most. Ferguson is a brilliant filmmaker who knows his stuff, and Joffe is the perfect name to pair with him. This couldn’t get any more interesting.

What do you think?

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