More bad news for Rupert Murdoch is likely to be good news for those of us who care about media integrity. Actor/director George Clooney has announced that his next film project will be a movie about the phone hacking and other unsavory behavior at Murdoch's U.K. tabloids.
As you may know, Guardian reporter Nick Davies is the man whose dogged work is largely responsible for the bombshell that the Murdoch phone-hacking story became. Sort of a one-man Woodward and Bernstein of the Murdoch empire. Davies has released a new book called "Hack Attack: how the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch." That's the book that Clooney will adapt for the big screen.
Joe Coscarelli in New York Magazine writes:
"This has all the elements — lying, corruption, blackmail — at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London," said Clooney in a statement. "And the fact that it's true is the best part. Nick is a brave and stubborn reporter and we consider it an honor to put his book to film."
Coscarelli also requests Julianne Moore for the role of Rebekah Brooks. We couldn't agree more.
This should be a must-see for NewsHounds!
We wouldn’t be surprised if he, and his evil co-horts send letters and make phone calls to movie theater chains telling them not to show this film.
Intimidation, long contracts, bans, etc. is not uncommon with these frauds.
Clooney is well aware of Ruthless’ tactics.
NOTE TO CLOONEY
Let’s work on a film based on the life of a conservative talk host. The scene:
On the outside, he is a conservative catholic with a wife and kids. On the inside, he is a substance abuser who cheats on his wife multiple times with prostitutes and young women.
“Jabba the Ailes portrayed by John Goodman (he will have to gain a lot of weight to play the part).”
Yes indeed truman — undoubtedly MORE WEIGHT than the amount of weight he probably had to gain in order to play “Fred Flintstone” in the two “Flintstones” movies.
Jabba the Ailes portrayed by John Goodman (he will have to gain a lot of weight to play the part).