Andrew Fowler's biography on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been optioned for the big screen. Bill Hader should be pleased. 'The Most Dangerous Man in the World' -- which is being developed into a drama-thriller already being compared to 'All the President's Men -- is set to publish later this year and follows Assange from childhood to the events leading up to the WikiLeaks controversy.
"As soon as I met Andrew and read a few chapters of his profound book, I knew that -- with his incredibly extensive depth of knowledge -- it would enable us to bring a thought-provoking thriller to the screen," producer Michelle Krumm told Variety. For those of you living under a rock, Assange made enemies after leaking classified government information on his website -- much of it focused on the turmoil in Afghanistan and Iraq.
It was only a matter of time before Hollywood dipped into Assange's story, to create what producer Barry Josephson is describing as "this generation's suspenseful drama with global impact." So far no director or cast has been tapped, but we'll surely be playing the guessing game leading up to the big announcement. Feel free to speculate in the comments below.
Assange has been busy doing some writing of his own. He's currently working on an autobiography, which should put some money in his lawyer's pockets. Meanwhile, the Australian-born publisher is facing Swedish authorities over sexual allegations surrounding two women. Tale of intrigue, indeed. Is Assange's story compelling enough to turn off the TV and hand over your money for a big screen viewing?