George Clooney To Direct Film About Britain’s Phone Hacking Scandal

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George Clooney has made it official. He will now be directing a film about the phone hacking scandal involving media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

George Clooney and longtime business partner Grant Heslov will co-produce the film, which will be adapted from Nick Davies’ book “Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch.”

The film will center on the drama that forced Murdoch to shut down his British Sunday newspaper News of the World in 2011, after he was accused of regularly tapping into the phones of celebrities, royals and other citizens. British officials and the FBI investigated him for bribery and corruption.

Clooney said in a statement: “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 (Davies) is a brave and stubborn reporter and we consider it an honor to put his book to film.”

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