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George Clooney to direct 'Hack Attack,' about British media scandal
George Clooney to direct 'Hack Attack,' about British media scandal

George Clooney is answering the call to direct "Hack Attack" for Sony Pictures, an adaptation of journalist Nick Davies' book about the British phone-hacking scandal that erupted around Rupert Murdoch's news empire. Davies investigated Murdoch's News Corp. and its subsidiary News International over six years, and his book recounts their common practice of hacking into the voice mail accounts of elected officials, celebrities and ordinary British citizens. Revelations of the scandal shocked Britain and triggered a massive backlash, prompting Murdoch to shut down the 168-year-old News of the World newspaper in 2011 and spurring a government inquiry that revealed...

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