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    George Clooney to Direct Film on British Phone-Hacking Scandal Titled Hack Attack

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    George Clooney's wedding may be in the very near future, but the Hollywood heavyweight already has his next major project lined up.

    Clooney is set to direct the film Hack Attack, based on Nick Davies' book, Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch.

    Grant Heslov will join the A-lister in producing the film through their company, Smokehouse Pictures, and Sony.

    "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. "And the fact that it's true is the best part. Nick is a brave and stubborn reporter and we consider it an honor to put his book to film."

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    Shooting is currently scheduled to begin in 2015.

    Davies' book follows his six-year investigation of Murdoch's News Corp. and its subsidiary, News International.

    The highly publicized 2011 scandal eventually led to the demise of News of the World after being in publication for over 160 years.

    Several celebrities found themselves in the middle of the phone-hacking scandal as well, including Sienna Miller, Jude Law and Daniel Craig.

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