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Alan Smithee


March 3, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Hollywood finally gets its Woodward & Bernstein moment again!

Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, said: “The Guardian’s unique collaboration with WikiLeaks led to what some have described as one of the greatest journalistic scoops of the last 30 years.”

Discussing the proposed film, he added: “It’s Woodward and Bernstein meets Stieg Larsson meets Jason Bourne. Plus the odd moment of sheer farce and, in Julian Assange, a compelling character who goes beyond what any Hollywood scriptwriter would dare to invent.”

Don’t expect to see WikiLeaks: The Movie at a theater near you anytime soon.

The embryonic DreamWorks version still requires a scriptwriter, a director and a cast. It may also need an ending. Reviled by his foes as a “high-tech terrorist”, Assange is currently fighting an extradition order to Sweden to face sexual abuse accusations.

Alan Smithee is a multi-talented man about Tinseltown. And other towns.
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