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Spielberg purchases screen rights to WikiLeaks

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March 2, 2011 | 12:53 pm

Director Steven Spielberg has purchased the screen rights to the WikiLeaks story.

Spielberg bought the rights to “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy,” written by Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding, the Guardian reported Wednesday.

DreamWorks will produce the movie, according to the Guardian, and also purchased the rights to a book by Assange’s former colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg titled “Inside WikiLeaks.”

The movie is being conceived of as an investigative thriller, according to the Guardian.

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