The story of whistleblower Bradley Manning and his leaking of secret US government documents on WikiLeaks is one of the hottest stories in the media at present and soon cinemas goers will be able to see Hollywood’s version of events in a movie according to reports.
Variety reports that a film about the US Solider – who leaked thousands of classified documents and was found guilty of espionage – is in the works, with two filmmakers behind We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks already linked to the production.
Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney and producer Marc Shmuger are reportedly looking for writers to adapt the book Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History for the big screen.
In May 2010, the 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of passing over classified documents to WikiLeaks. At his trail Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy, but was found guilty of other charges. These included five counts of violating the Espionage Act and five counts of theft.