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WikiLeaks' Bradley Manning movie in the works?

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A movie about WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning is already being planned, it has been reported.

According to Variety, a picture about the US soldier - who leaked thousands of classified documents and was today found guilty of espionage - is in the works, with two filmmakers behind We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks already linked to the production.

Bradley Manning, July 29 2013

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Bradley Manning



Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney and producer Marc Shmuger are now 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.

Earlier today (July 31), 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.

In May 2010, the 25-year-old was arrested in Iraq on suspicion of passing over classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Bradley Manning

© PA Images / Patrick Semansky/AP

Bradley Manning



Manning could now face years in prison without parole.

A statement from the Manning family given to The Guardian read as follows: "While we are obviously disappointed in today's verdicts, we are happy that Judge Lind agreed with us that Brad never intended to help America's enemies in any way.

"Brad loves his country and was proud to wear its uniform."

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