Charles Ferguson lines up WikiLeaks movie for HBO
Story by Jack Foley
CHARLES Ferguson, the director of the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, is to direct a movie about WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, for HBO Films.
He would also produce, if and when the production gets greenlit.
Assange came to global prominence when he published secret diplomatic cables that antagonised the US government.
Shortly afterwards, he was accused of rape and sexual assault and is now on bail.
He also faces extradition to Sweden for questioning.
Two feature films about Assange are also in the works, at DreamWorks and Universal.
The HBO film would mark Ferguson’s first non-documentary project, having established his name with the Oscar-nominated No End in Sight, about the American occupation of Iraq, as well as the Oscar-winning Inside Job, which examined the build up and fallout from the global financial crisis of 2008.
In an interview with IndieLondon, Ferguson spoke of his desire to eventually branch out into non-documentary filmmaking. Read more here