Actor George Clooney will put on the director's hat for "Hack Attack." The film is based on a British phone hacking scandal. Seems like George too is getting very much inspired from real life incidents especially scandals and turning the events into a movie is a good idea as well!
The project is an adaptation of journalist Nick Davies' book of the same name about Rupert Murdoch's news empire celebrity phone hacking scandal, which led to the closure of the News of the World.
"This has all the elements - lying, corruption, blackmail - at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London," Clooney said in a statement.
There are no details yet but Clooney and Grant Heslov will co-produce the film under their Smokehouse banner for Sony. Its shooting is scheduled to begin next year.
George Clooney will be next seen in Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland'. The actor is all set to work once again with the Coen brothers on ‘50s Hollywood pic 'Hail Caesar!'