British Phone Hacking Movie to be directed by George Clooney

Published On September 4, 2014 » 1399 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Movies
The Movie which has been inspired by the News Corp phone hacking scandal, is set to be made into a movie, with George Clooney in the directors chair.

The controversial story revolving around ‘The News of the World’ Paper  is set to be made into a movie,  journalists within Rupert Murdoch’s news empire hacking the mobile phones of a multitude of  people, led to the eventual closure the Newspaper.

In a statement Clooney said” “This has all the elements – lying, corruption, blackmail – at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London. And the fact that it’s true is the best part. Nick is a brave and stubborn reporter and we consider it an honour to put his book to film.”

The film will be based on Nick Davies novel ” Hack Attack” and will be backed by Sony Studios.

Clooneys other directing credits include this years’ Monuments Men’ along with ‘Leatherheads’ and ‘Good nights & Good Luck’.

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