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DreamWorks picks up WikiLeaks books, but Steven Spielberg is not involved


WikiLeaks-movieImage Credit: Jordan Strauss/; Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesContrary to what you might have read online today, Steven Spielberg is not – repeat not – planning on directing or producing a movie about WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange, according to reps for both Spielberg and DreamWorks. DreamWorks has indeed purchased the rights to two WikiLeaks books – Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website and WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy – but at this point, there is no script for a WikiLeaks movie, no writer, no director, and no producer. And Spielberg, who runs DreamWorks with partner Stacey Snider, already has a full plate: He’s directing War Horse, Lincoln, and Robopacalypse for DreamWorks, and The Adventures of Tin Tin for Paramount.

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Originally posted March 2 2011 — 5:02 PM EST

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