Biopic About Wikileaks Founder In The Works

Julian Assange book has been optioned by Josephson Entertainment and Michelle Krumm Productions

Last Updated: January 21, 2011 @ 1:50 PM

The secretive founder of Wikileaks, now under house arrest in England, is going Hollywood – a biopic about Julian Assange is in the works.

Josephson Entertainment and Michelle Krumm Productions have optioned a still-to-be-published biography of Assange, written by the Australian journalist Andrew Fowler. That book, “The Most Dangerous Man In The World,” is scheduled to be released later this year by Melbourne University Publishing Ltd.

Assange, who founded Wikileaks in 2006, most recently released American diplomatic cables. He has recently said that he plans to release documents about a large U.S. bank.

Krumm is a former Weinstein Company executive. Josephson has produced “Life As We Know It,” “Aliens In The Attic,” “Echanted,” “Hide and Seek” and “Like Mike.”

Assange is being held in the UK because he is wanted by Swedish authorities who have accused him of sex crimes.